Canalside Walking Tour with ASL Interpretation

Date: August 10th, 2024
Time: 11am to 12pm
Location: Tim Hortons at Harborcenter 1 Scott Street, Buffalo, NY 14203


GET TICKETS HERE: Canalside Walking Tour with ASL Interpretation : Explore Buffalo

Upcoming Dates:


Friday, June 28, 2024 @ 11:00 AM
Monday, July 15, 2024 @ 11:00 AM
Saturday, August 10, 2024 @ 11:00 AM



Presented by Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield, Canalside walking tours are FREE for the 2024 tour season!

Tour Meets At:

Tim Hortons at Harborcenter

1 Scott Street, Buffalo NY 14203

Quick Facts:

  • 60 minutes
  • Minimal inclines, Occasional uneven surfaces
  • 1 mile

The Canalside walking tour is FREE for the 2024 Tour Season thanks to the sponsorship of Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield.

This tour has ASL interpretation provided by Deaf Access Services. This tour has limited capacity and is intended for those who require ASL interpretation and their family members or other companions. If you do not need ASL interpretation, please see our standard Canalside tour which is available regularly throughout the summer tour season. 

Buffalo grew from the water's edge, as the Erie Canal and later the railroads brought unprecedented commerce and industry to the city. This waterfront walking tour will explore the area of the Erie Canal's 1825 western terminus, which is known today as Canalside and the site of ongoing development as the city returns its focus to the water. The redevelopment of Canalside and new waterfront attractions are featured in this tour, along with the history of the Erie Canal and development of the grain elevator and other waterfront industry.

This tour meets outside the Tim Horton's at Harborcenter, at the corner of Main and Scott Streets - use the address of 1 Scott Street, Buffalo NY 14203. The Canalside MetroRail station is directly across Scott Street. This tour is approximately one hour in length and 1 mile of walking.

Tour Procedures & Policies: 

  • Reservations are required for all tours, including for Explorer Pass members. Walk-ups without reservations cannot be accommodated. Tours are generally limited to a maximum of 15 people per group. 
    • Reservations close two hours before the tour's scheduled start time (for example, reservations close at 8am for a 10am tour). 
    • Reservations can be made online; please email or call (716) 245-3032 if you need assistance. 
    • If you have an Explore Buffalo walking pass (orange or blue), please email to reserve your tour. 
    • The Explore Buffalo docent for your tour will have a list of tour reservations for their tour; you do not need to print or bring any tour confirmation. 
  • Children & Student Admission is for children ages 6-18 or college students with a valid student ID. Children ages 5 and under are free and do not require a reservation. 
  • Accessibility: Please contact us at or (716) 245-3032 if you plan to attend this tour and will require accommodations or if you have questions about accessibility. 
  • If you feel ill or suspect you may be experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, please do not attend any Explore Buffalo tours. We will be happy to refund your reservation or welcome you to join us at a later date. 
  • Please wear comfortable walking shoes and dress for the weather. Tours generally proceed rain or shine. In the event of weather that requires a tour cancellation, we will contact registered tour guests in advance of the tour. 
  • See our FAQs page for our refund policy and answers to other questions.
  • By confirming your reservation for any Explore Buffalo tour, you acknowledge and accept Explore Buffalo's tour policies. 

Event Type: Social Events

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