The City of Brampton is offering free, family-friendly bus tours on Aug. 21 and 23, to share the city’s history and services with new residents.

The city has offered this award-winning community program since 2009, through a partnership between the city’s recreation division, Brampton Transit and Brampton Library.

The three-hour tour includes a visit to a community centre to learn about recreation opportunities and facility amenities along with exploring one of six library branches to discover the diverse resources available and how to access them. The ride on a Brampton Transit bus will also include a hands-on workshop about Brampton’s transit map, learning about the advantages of PRESTO fare cards and when riders need a transfer.

The objective of the tours is to be informative and entertaining, with quizzes and prizes to keep things educational and fun.

“These bus tours are an innovative way to welcome new Brampton residents with information on municipal services that support and enrich their day-to-day lives,” said Mayor Linda Jeffrey. “The hands-on learning and personal touch offered in this program help to make our city a friendlier place for everyone who settles here.”

Registration is now open. Residents who moved to Brampton after January 1, 2015, are invited to attend. For more information, contact the Brampton Library at 905.793.4636, visit any Brampton Library branch, or check brampton.ca/recreation.