Housed in the City’s Oldest Stone Building, the Bytown Museum Reveals the Colourful Stories of Ottawa’s Past
Is Ottawa really the town that fun forgot?
The city has a colourful past, full of life stories and legendary tales. Discover all the juicy details at The Bytown Museum, home of Ottawa’s history. Located downtown and housed in Ottawa’s oldest stone building, the museum is an excellent starting point to learn about how this community and its residents have evolved over time. From its rough-and-ready early days as Bytown to its present guise as an international capital, Ottawa has come a long way (baby).
The Bytown Museum is literally where the whole story began. Located at 1 Canal Street, between Parliament Hill and the Chateau Laurier Hotel, it’s the actual site where the sod was turned to start the canal. Today it’s home to over 7,000 artifacts and lots of family-friendly activities. Events, exhibits, daily programs and guided tours all happen here. A six-language audio-tour, available in English, French, German, Spanish, Mandarin and Japanese, is included with the admission ticket.
Bytown Museum (1 Canal Lane, Ottawa)
Saturday May 19 – Monday May 21: Victorian Ottawa Tours
Celebrate Victoria Day Weekend with a Victorian Ottawa tour of the Bytown Museum.
English tour at 1 p.m. and French tour at 2 p.m. Cost: Included with Admission.
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