Jane's Walks

Friday, May 5, 2017 to Sunday, May 7, 2017

Jane's Walks are free, locally organized walking tours, in which people get together to explore, talk about and celebrate their neighborhoods. Where more traditional tours are a bit like walking lectures, a Jane's Walk is more of a walking conversation. Leaders share their knowledge, but also encourage discussion and participation among the walkers.

A Jane's Walk can focus on almost any aspect of a neighborhood, and on almost any topic you can think of. Walks can be serious or funny, informative or exploratory; they can look at the history of a place, or at what's happening there right now. Anyone can lead a walk -- because everyone is an expert on the place where they live!

Some examples: A walk in Colchester, England was led by two brothers, aged 6 and 4, who showed walkers around their favorite park and shared interesting historical facts about the local castle. In Ljubljana, Slovenia, a city councilor came on a walk to discuss the history and potential future of the area around a stalled construction site. In the heart of Toronto, Canada a Queer Newcomer Youth walk was led by a group of young people who had all arrived in the city recently, but had found a welcoming community there. In Calcutta, India, a group set out to explore the wetlands at the city's edge.

Learn more about leading a walk below 

To join a walk learn more here!