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 for the complete 2018-2019 schedule or see LECTURE SERIES under EVENTS on the main menu.

Our 2018 Walking Tour season concluded on October 14. Thanks to our Tour Leaders and other volunteers for another successful year! Please check back in spring for our 2019 Walking Tour schedule.


  • Modernism for the Masses
    Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 19:00 to 21:00
    Orange Art Gallery
    290 City Centre Drive
    Ottawa, ON K1R 1C7

    During the mid-20th century, Ottawa homebuilders introduced modern design to tract housing.

    Some embraced the modern ethos wholeheartedly, while others sprinkled touches of it throughout their developments.  These houses made...

  • Heritage Apartments in Centretown
    Sunday, June 9, 2019 - 14:00 to 15:30
    MEET: Main Entrance, Museum of Nature
    240 McLeod Street at Metcalfe Street
    Ottawa, ON K2P 2R1

    Join us for a walk through part of Centretown and many of its fascinating old apartment buildings.  Learn how apartment living emerged in early 20th-century Ottawa, evolving from three-storey “walk-ups” to “Grandes Dames” like The...