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.

  • Phillips Memorial Lecture: Saving the Rideau Street Convent Chapel
    Wednesday, February 17, 2021 - 19:00 to 20:00
    Presented via ZOOM
    Pre-Registration Required
    Ottawa, ON

    One of the architectural gems of the nation, now a jewel in the crown of the National Gallery of Canada, is the Rideau Street Convent Chapel. A captivating space, its rows of delicate columns support intricately carved and painted fan...

    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...