Foreign Service Walking tour

Beechwood Cemetery Gazebo

A Tranquil Place, fine horticulture, and a beautiful walk:

Beechwood Cemetery, established 1873 Beechwood Cemetery is home to the National Military Cemetery of Canada, a registered Historic Site, the RCMP National Cemetery, the Ottawa Police Cemetery, and the Cemetery for CSIS. Would you like to learn more?

Join us for the special Foreign Service Walking tour where we will explore Beechwood's History and visit the graves of the members of the Foreign Service buried within. Beechwood offers over 160 acres of parkland with quiet paths, over 6,800 trees, a marsh with more than 1,000 species, two quarries, over 35,000 spring bulbs, a hosta garden, and more! Discover the history of the people who made Ottawa the important city it is today.

We will also visit the neo-gothic Mausoleum featuring outstanding stained glass, wrought iron, masonry, and woodwork. A special tour will be offered for members of the Foreign Service on Saturday, September 17 at 2 p.m.

The route for the stroll is a gentle 1.5 hour walk and is wheelchair accessible. Please wear good walking shoes, clothing suitable for the weather and bring water if needed. To register, please visit:

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