Canadian history

Learn About the History Of the Fugitive Slaves Who Came to Canada

Niagara Bound Tours was founded by Lezlie Harper Wells. 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 fugitive slaves who came to Canada, in particular the Niagara area.

Meet Lezlie Harper Wells

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 also has her Ontario Superhost certificate. Recent 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.

Part of Ontario’s Rich & Diverse History

Niagara Bound Tours has/is affiliated with: 

  • 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, Travel Professionals of Colour
Lezlie Harper Wells

History tours a ‘calling from God’

Lezlie Harper Wells 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

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Canadian Historic Tour

Retelling the stories of the Underground Railroad

At age 50, Lezlie Harper Wells wondered 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

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