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

Our 2019 WALKING TOUR season concluded on October 13, 2019. CLICK HERE for the complete 2019 Walking Tour schedule, and check back in spring for details of our 2020 Walking Tour season.

Our annual FREE LECTURE SERIES is currently underway and extends to June 2020. CLICK HERE for the complete lecture schedule.

  • Cultural Landscapes of the LGBTTQ+ Community in Ottawa
    Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 19:00 to 20:00
    Auditorium, Main Branch
    Ottawa Public Library
    120 Metcalfe Street
    Ottawa, ON K1P 5M2

    Heritage Ottawa 2020 Phillips Memorial Lecture

    Ottawa’s LGBTTQ+ community has an interesting history unique to many other cities. Due in part to the government employee purges during the 1950s to 1990s, Ottawa’s LGBTTQ+...

    Sunday, October 13, 2019 - 14:00 to 15:30
    MEET: Oscar Peterson statue at the National Arts Centre
    1 Elgin Street (at NE corner of Albert St.)
    Ottawa, ON K1P 5W1

    CLICK HERE for this tour description in French.

    NEW TOUR — In the postwar building boom...