Heritage Day 2021

What are you doing on Heritage Day?

Heritage Ottawa will be participating in celebrations organized by Capital Heritage Connexion and the City of Ottawa's Recreation, Cultural and Facility Services Department on Tuesday, February 16 from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm.

Register here via Eventbrite to participate in Ottawa's Heritage Day Ceremony and Live Interactive Quiz. 

Mayor Jim Watson will officially proclaim Heritage Day and introduce this year’s theme, “Resiliency: relying on our Heritage foundations to hold strong and help us pivot in a changing present for the wellbeing of our future generations.” 

A special online exhibit, hosted by Capital Heritage Connexion, will feature resiliency stories from Ottawa's heritage organizations -- including Heritage Ottawa -- on how they have adapted to meet the challenges of these extraordinary times. 

Heritage Day is a nationwide celebration that encourages Canadians to explore their local heritage, get involved with stewardship and advocacy groups, and visit museums, archives, and places of architectural significance. It is also a chance to recognize the contributions of the many dedicated staff and volunteers promoting heritage conservation and educating the public about our city's history. 

More on offer during Heritage Week!

The entire week of February 15 to 19 is Heritage Week. Join us on Wednesday, February 17 for our special free PHILLIPS MEMORIAL LECTURE: Saving the Rideau Street Convent Chapel, with architectural historian Leslie Maitland. Preregistration is required.

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.

Heritage Ottawa has set up links to virtual tours of museums, historic sites and cultural centres that allow you to enjoy visiting special heritage places that matter while staying at home.                                                                         Click EXPLORE to search what is available on our website.  

We welcome your support. Consider joining Heritage Ottawa as a member or making a donation using our secure website by clicking here.