Murdoch Mysteries’ tour to hit communities across Southern Ontario

Yannick Bisson in Murdoch Mysteries Canadian television drama series. ph: Christos Kalohoridis ©Ovation Network/courtesy Everett Collection

Fans of Canadian television hit “Murdoch Mysteries” can do their own sleuthing this fall as part of a weeklong excursion across the show’s most famous locations.

Production company Shaftesbury says it’s partnering with U.K.-based Transcendent Travel to launch a luxury coach tour that will take visitors across some of the most prominent Ontario locations from the detective series.

The excursion, dubbed Murdoch Mysteries Tour of Ontario, will wind through Toronto, Kingston, Dundas and Peterborough with accommodations each night.

Highlights include a stay in Niagara-on-the-Lake where activities include a winery tour, a visit to Toronto’s Casa Loma for a “very special murder mystery dinner” and a stop at one of the sets of “Murdoch Mysteries” to meet the cast.

The trip is set to begin Sept. 26 and run until Oct. 2.

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Shaftesbury spokeswoman Maude DeMarco says the idea was inspired by similar tours that have celebrated other cultural sensations, such as the British period drama “Downton Abbey.”

“The fact that it really hasn’t been done here before is very exciting,” she added.

“This sort of thing is a big success in England, so we’re really hoping it translates well. I think it will, there’s a lot of good stuff for people to see.”

The long-running Toronto-set “Murdoch Mysteries,” which airs on CBC and Netflix, takes place in the late 1890s and early 1900s and centres on a detective who uses cutting edge forensics to solve crimes.

More details on the “Murdoch Mysteries” tour can be found here.


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