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

Our annual LECTURE SERIES runs from September through June each year.  Please CLICK HERE or see LECTURE SERIES under EVENTS on the main menu.

For the complete schedule of 2018 Walking Tours, please CLICK HERE or see WALKING TOURS under EVENTS on the main menu.


  • Carved in stone: The Art of Architectural Stone Carving
    Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 18:30 to 21:00
    Orange Art Gallery
    290 City Centre Avenue
    Ottawa, ON K1R 1C7

    From the European guilds of the Gothic era to modern day digitally assisted techniques, John-Philippe Smith will discuss the history of stone carving as well as tales from his journey working as a sculptor in Canada and in France.

  • The Village Legacy Project: Marching to Equality
    Sunday, July 8, 2018 - 14:00 to 15:30
    MEET: Centennial Flame, Parliament Hill
    111 Wellington Street, between O'Connor and Metcalfe Streets
    Ottawa, ON K1A 0A4

    On August 28, 1971, less than two years after homosexuality was decriminalized in Canada, a small group of activists demonstrated in the rain on Parliament Hill for recognition of the rights of gay communities. In the roughly 50 years...