Group Tours

Group Tours are open to any Family, Religious, or Social Group, Service Club or other Organization wishing to visit the Banting Homestead to learn about Sir Frederick Banting and Diabetes.

The structure of Group Tours is flexible, as we try to create a personalized tour for every group that visits us.

Some Groups have chosen to combine their regular meeting with a visit to the site.

Others have scheduled day long or evening ‘Retreats’. Our DMEC staff can assist with arranging third party catering services if required. Tour Groups are welcome to use the picnic area for packed lunches or the historic Octagonal Drive Shed. We can also provide BBQ facilities subject to prior scheduling.

To schedule a Tour or for more information, please complete the Form at the right or email or call 705-435-0111 

Every Group Tour will include the following:

* Tutorial on Banting, the property on which he was raised, and his contributions to the discovery of insulin

* Discussion about Type-1 and Type-2 Diabetes, tips on Type-2 prevention

* Tour of the historic Banting Farmhouse [restored/adapted 2012]

* Tour of the historic Octagonal Drive Shed [restored 2010]

* Question & Answer period



The site supports barrier-free access and  ample free parking.

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