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Banff - Raw History

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Raw History

Tomorrow, 6:00 PM
(153 reviews)
Anywhere beautiful, Banff, Canada
60 mins
Tip-Supported

About the tour

"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." Santayana These historical talks are not intentionally provocative, but they will be honest, open and unfiltered. I am an historian by background and transparently human-rights oriented. What I hope to achieve during these talks is present historically consistent subjects and encourage thought and conversation. They will be developed around topics principally relevant to the Americas. Generally I will be home in Banff, but may be elsewhere. I hope to walk in a beautiful setting while conversing. These talks require significant preparation and can be taxing. I will try to post one once a week and will introduce the subject on the Heygo Voyageurs Facebook in advance. These talks will be raw and sometime challenging, but also inclusive. Please participate with an open mind and hold comments until the Q&A. Thank you


Meet Patrick Twomey

Patrick Twomey

Based in the majestic Canadian Rockies, Patrick is an international tour guide / tour operator and published author. Patrick has led hundreds of tours to over 40 countries. At home in Banff, Patrick continues to bike, ski, climb and hike. His creative outlet is writing blogs on 2metours.com. With Irish roots, Patrick's humour shines through and he loves connecting with people around the world. He is fluent in English, French and Spanish.


What to expect

Get ready for something special. We’re travelling to Banff with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you’ll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing content creator.

The tour will last about 60 mins and will be live-streamed by your content creator directly from Banff. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your content creator and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.


Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to join, but you have the option to leave a tip during the tour.

The majority of your tip goes directly to support the channel, while the rest helps Heygo continue to build a place that brings the world closer together.


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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.


Reviews from travellers

Sarah (UK) G.

17 September 2021

Amazing, knowledgeable and thought provoking. Interesting concepts and views on history. I learn so much on these talks.

Linda S.

15 September 2021

Patrick provided excellent, accurate and interesting info on Cuba's past and present.

Ruth aka Miriam .

15 September 2021

Every installment of Patrick’s Raw History series has been eye opening, mind expanding, awareness raising, and fascinating - and they keep getting better and better. Thank you so much for these talks, Patrick!

María (Ottawa) C.

15 September 2021

Patrick’s tours are always interesting, fun and informative. Today’s tour was that but to a higher degree. His narrative was concise and yet he covered an incredible amount of material so well that many of us wished for history to be taught in schools like this. The two raw history talks on Cuba were the best I’ve seen Patrick do. Talks like this benefit all of us because they teach us history, they spark interest in some to learn more, they incite healthy debate like the one we had at home with our friend in Mexico (who also was in Patrick’s tour) and they are just a great way to spend an hour any time. We are so lucky to have so many excellent and knowledgeable guides in Heygo, with Patrick one of the best. Thank you Heygo and thank you Patrick.

Nuala M.

14 September 2021

Patrick does such a great job of distilling historical events and proving a perspective based on how political decisions influenced events and then continue to shape current times. So worthwhile!


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