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

Our annual FREE LECTURE SERIES resumes in January 2021 via Zoom.

Our 'Social Distancing' WALKING TOUR season concluded in October 2020 and was a resounding success. Check back in spring for our 2021 schedule.  CLICK HERE to view the complete schedule of last season's Walking Tours.

  • Gold, Snakes, and Mother Insurance: Preservation of the 180 Wellington Building Mosaic
    Wednesday, January 20, 2021 - 19:00 to 20:00
    Presented via ZOOM.
    Pre-Registration Required
    Ottawa, ON

    Built in 1927 as the headquarters of the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, 180 Wellington Building’s most stunning feature is the dramatic mosaic on the vaulted ceiling inside the main entrance. Created by American muralist Barry...

    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...