Canadian history

Learn About the History Of the Freedom Seekers Who Came to Canada

Niagara Bound Tours was founded by Lezlie Harper. Lezlie has extensive experience organizing and conducting customized historical tours throughout the Niagara region. As a fifth-generation Canadian descendant of a fugitive slave from Kentucky, she has a personal interest in the history of Freedom Seekers who came to Canada, in particular the Niagara area.

Meet Lezlie Harper

Lezlie is a professional with many years of experience in travel and tourism. With a focus on exemplary customer service, she provides friendly, flexible, informative historical tours that are fun as well as informative. She is always happy to assist you with any of travel needs. It is here goal that you leave the tour and the area with wonderful memories to share with others.

She also has her Ontario Superhost certificate. Former membership to Travel Professionals of Color (TPOC), where in 2009 Lezlie Harper Wells was named TPOC’s Canadian representative.

For Schools, Groups & Individuals

We welcome you and your school or organization to contact us to plan and to book your historical tours with Niagara Bound Tours.

Niagara Bound Tours now does online presentations for schools that are customized to be curriculum friendly.

Naigara Bound Tours Past & Present Affiliations

Niagara Bound Tours has been/is affiliated with:

  • American Bus Association
  • Underground Railroad Consortium of New York State
  • Travel Professionals of Colour
  • Riverbrink Art Museum Board of Directors
  • Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce
  • Catharines Tourism
  • Toronto Tourism
  • The Buffalo-Niagara CVB
  • Niagara USA Tourism & Conventions
  • Niagara Falls Tourism
  • Buffalo-Niagara Tourism Professionals
  • Fort Erie Tourism Advisory Committee
  • Niagara-on-the-Lake Chamber of Commerce
  • Attractions Ontario
  • Tourism Industry Association of Ontario
Lezlie Harper Wells

History tours a ‘calling from God’

Lezlie Harper will spread her wealth of knowledge about Canadian black history to a high school in New Jersey next month. The Fort Erie native, who for more than a decade has offered customized tours of Niagara’s Freedom Trail, relating the stories of black freedom seekers, was invited to speak to students in Newark in

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Canadian Historic Tour

Retelling the stories of the Underground Railroad

At age 50, Lezlie Harperwondered what to do with the rest of her life. It was 2004 and she was recovering from a car accident, which left her fatigued and unable to work for an employer. The St. Catharines resident took a business course and decided to pursue her passion — her family’s rich history.

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