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

Our 2019 WALKING TOUR season continues to mid-October 2019. CLICK HERE for the complete 2019 Walking Tour schedule.

Our annual LECTURE SERIES begins on September 24 and extends to June. Check back soon for the complete 2019-2020 season schedule.


  • Modern History: Preserving Canada’s Legacy of Modernism
    Tuesday, September 24, 2019 - 19:00 to 20:00
    Ottawa Art Gallery, Alma Duncan Salon (Level 3)
    50 Mackenzie King Bridge
    Ottawa, ON K1N 0C5

    The architecture of the Modernist movement once spoke of the future. Now the buildings of the 1950s, ‘60s and ‘70s are past middle age. They need work — and a critical look. This problem of modern preservation is acutely important for...

  • Parliament Buildings: Through the Eyes of a Stone Carver
    Sunday, September 22, 2019 - 14:00 to 15:30
    Meet: Centennial Flame, facing the Centre Block on Parliament Hill
    111 Wellington Street West
    Ottawa, ON K1A 0A6

    A fascinating, in-depth look at the Gothic ornamentation that adorns the buildings of the Parliamentary Precinct. The tour will cover everything from the quarrying processes to stone carving, as well as symbolism and elements of style...