Heritage Day

<p><em>Photo: Diefenbunker Museum Archives Musée Diefenbunker</em></p>

What are you doing on Heritage Day?

Heritage Ottawa will be participating in the Heritage Day Celebrations at City Hall organized jointly by Capital Heritage Connexion and the Cultural and Heritage Services Branch on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 with special heritage events held from 11:30am to 2:00pm.

Heritage Day is a nationwide celebration that encourages all Canadians to explore their local heritage, to get involved with stewardship and advocacy groups, and to visit museums, archives, and places of architectural significance.

Mayor Jim Watson will officially proclaim February 18 as Heritage Day and introduce this year’s theme, “2020 Vision: Bringing the Past Into the Future”.

Browse informational displays and mingle with over 45 exhibitors, including Heritage Ottawa, at the 2020 Heritage Showcase. Find out how heritage is being celebrated in your community; learn about services offered by local heritage organizations, public programs and special initiatives, as well as professional development and volunteer opportunities.

In addition to Heritage Day, the entire third week of February 17 to 23, 2020 is Heritage Week.

Our collective history is told in our languages and our music, in photographs, maps and documents, in regalia, objects and traditions, and in our built environment. Visit museums, historic sites and cultural centres that help preserve and share this heritage for posterity. Celebrate heritage by visiting a historic site, a heritage property or a museum, or by joining an organization like Heritage Ottawa to show your support for the preservation of Ottawa’s outstanding heritage!

Stop by and visit us at our booth. We have lots of information to share!


The 2020 Heritage Day Celebrations will take place at Jean Pigott Place, Ottawa City Hall,  110 Laurier Avenue West.  The event is free of charge.

Download a PDF copy of the Heritage Day Poster by clicking here.