Learn more about Ottawa's history and heritage at these popular events hosted by Heritage Ottawa.

Our 2020 'SOCIAL-DISTANCING' WALKING TOUR season has come to an end. CLICK HERE for the complete 2020 Walking Tour schedule.

Our annual FREE LECTURE SERIES will be resuming in a new virtual format in January 2021. Check back here for more information as the time approaches. 

Our 2020 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING with guest speaker took place on October 28 via ZOOM. The special lecture is available for a short time on our YouTube channel. CLICK HERE for more information.

  • Gold, Snakes, and Mother Insurance : The Preservation of the 180 Wellington Building Mosaic
    Wednesday, June 17, 2020 - 19:00 to 21:00
    Orange Art Gallery
    290 City Centre Avenue
    Ottawa, ON K1R 1C7

    In response to the Ottawa Public Health COVID-19 guidelines, Heritage Ottawa has cancelled the June lecture. We will announce a rescheduled date to soon. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.


    Sunday, October 25, 2020 - 14:00 to 15:30
    MEET: École secondaire publique De La Salle
    501 Old St. Patrick Street (#6 bus route)
    Ottawa, ON K1N 8R3

    Lowertown East, bounded by Rideau Street, King Edward Avenue, and the Rideau River, has been home to many important religious, residential and civic buildings. Despite a controversial 1970s urban redevelopment, it is a walkable...