Thank you to everyone who helped make our 2022 Walking Tour season such a success!
A special shout-out to our wonderful guides and the many volunteers who helped Heritage Ottawa deliver a safe and successful program.
Stay tuned for 2023!
2022 Walking Tour Program
Explore the history and heritage of some of Ottawa's most interesting neighbourhoods with our knowledgeable tour guides! Our line-up of upcoming tours is listed below.
Tours take place on Sundays beginning at 2:00 pm, rain or shine, and last approximately 1.5 hours, unless otherwise indicated.
We will be following any Ottawa Public Health safety standards in place at the time of the tours. Participants who are more comfortable wearing a mask should feel free to do so.
FEE: Heritage Ottawa Members $10.00; Non-Members $25.00.
Join Heritage Ottawa now to be eligible for the $15 discount and enjoy other benefits of membership!
Space is limited | Pre-registration and Pre-payment Required.
Reserve your spaces now using our secure online payment platform. Follow the instructions on each tour page below by clicking "More Details..."
Past Walking Tours
Around the World in Sandy HillSunday, October 23, 2022 - 14:00 to 15:30MEET: Strathcona Park Parking Lot25 Range Road (parking available on Lot and along Range Road)Accessible by OC Transpo bus, routes 6 and 19, and a 15-minute walk from the uOttawa LRT stationOttawa, ONCanadaTHIS TOUR IS NOW SOLD OUT
NEW TOUR! Walk Sandy Hill’s shaded streets and you are likely to notice flagpoles punctuating the canopy. The downtown neighbourhood is home to no fewer than 20...
Hintonburg and BayswaterSunday, October 16, 2022 - 14:00 to 15:30MEET: Saint-François-d’Assise ChurchAt the south-west corner of Wellington Street West and Fairmont Avenue.Ottawa, ON K1Y 2K2CanadaTHIS TOUR IS NOW SOLD OUT
Named for Joseph Hinton, a shopkeeper and civic official, the village of Hintonburg was incorporated in 1893.
One of Ottawa’s early streetcar suburbs, the...
Avenue Beechwood (In French)Sunday, October 2, 2022 - 14:00 to 15:30MEET: Bellefleur Physiotherapy2 Beechwood Avenue (NE corner of Beechwood Ave and Vanier Pkwy)Ottawa, ON K1P 5W1Canada
Enjoy a stroll along Beechwood Avenue from Crichton Street to Marier Avenue. You will discover the social and architectural history of the street (part of Old Vanier) with a focus on social...
Brown's Inlet and South-Western Glebe | SOLD OUTSunday, September 25, 2022 - 14:00 to 15:30MEET: Queen Elizabeth Driveway, under the North Side of the Bank Street BridgeOttawa, ONCanada
This tour explores the south-west quadrant of the Glebe and will highlight the evolution of the area west of Bank Street, from the time of the building of the Rideau Canal through the area known...
BeaverbrookSunday, September 18, 2022 - 14:00 to 15:30MEET: Beaverbrook Mall, West Parking Lot (in front of Community Centre)1002 Beaverbrook Road (West of Teron Road)Kanata, ON K2K 1L1Canada
Beaverbrook represents one of the first and the most complete examples in Canada of a fully designed community based on 20th century urban planning concepts. Bill Teron created Beaverbrook in the...
Lebreton FlatsSunday, August 21, 2022 - 14:00 to 15:30MEET: Canadian War Museum (outside main entrance)1 Vimy PlaceOttawa, ON K1A 0M8Canada
This tour focuses on the history of LeBreton Flats as revealed by the series of archaeological investigations that have been undertaken in the area over the past decade.
Sites such as the...
Lowertown West (in French)Sunday, August 14, 2022 - 14:00 to 15:30MEET: Bingham Park (corner of Dalhousie and Cathcart)145 Cathcart StreetOttawa, ONCanada= CANCELLED =
Update | August 11, 2022 — Due to circumstances beyond our control this Walking Tour is unfortunately cancelled. Heritage Ottawa will contact all registrants shortly.
Lowertown East | SOLD OUTSunday, August 7, 2022 - 14:00 to 15:30MEET: 40 Cobourg StreetOttawa, ONCanada
Lowertown East, bounded by Rideau Street, King Edward Avenue, and the Rideau River, has been home to many important religious, residential and civic buildings. Despite a controversial 1970s urban...
Architecture and Engineering Along the Rideau CanalSunday, July 31, 2022 - 14:00 to 15:30MEET: Bytown Museum, Rideau Canal Locks1 Canal LaneOttawa, ONCanadaWE'RE CELEBRATING COLONEL BY DAY THIS WEEKEND!
Lieutenant Colonel John By supervised the construction of the Rideau Canal and had a major influence on its design, from the Ottawa locks to...
Rockcliffe ParkSunday, July 17, 2022 - 14:00 to 15:30MEET: Corner of Lisgar Road and Princess AvenueRockcliffe ParkOttawa, ONCanadaTHIS TOUR IS NOW SOLD OUT
The architectural styles in picturesque Rockcliffe Park range from stately stone mansions and interesting contemporary designs to remaining summer cottages. Learn about...
Lowertown West (in French)Sunday, July 10, 2022 - 14:00 to 15:30MEET: Bingham Park (corner of Dalhousie and Cathcart)145 Cathcart StreetOttawa, ONCanadaPLEASE NOTE: THIS TOUR HAS BEEN POSTPONED TO AUGUST 14!
Due to unforeseen circumstances, the July 10 walking tour has been postponed to August 14.
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The Alexandra Interprovincial BridgeSunday, June 26, 2022 - 14:00 to 15:30MEET: "Maman" spider sculpture, National Gallery of Canada380 Sussex DriveOttawa, ON K1N 9N4CanadaTHIS TOUR IS NOW SOLD OUT
Learn about the history, builders and engineering significance of the Alexandra Bridge in the context of its national and world heritage setting. Built from 1898 to 1900...
Old Ottawa SouthSunday, June 19, 2022 - 14:00 to 15:30MEET: Entrance to Windsor Park441 Riverdale Avenue; Bus stop 9626Ottawa, ON K1S 1S2CanadaTHIS TOUR IS NOW SOLD OUT
In 1907, Ottawa South, as it was known originally, was annexed to the City of Ottawa. The physical character of Old Ottawa South relates to its position between the...
Monuments, National Belonging, Contested MemoriesSunday, June 12, 2022 - 14:00 to 15:30MEET: National War MemorialConfederation Square ( Wellington and Elgin Streets)Ottawa, ONCanadaTHIS TOUR IS NOW SOLD OUT
NEW TOUR — Ottawa, as Canada’s capital city, is home to over 100 monuments representing national and local figures, histories, and memories. This tour begins at the...
Dark Side of Sandy HillSunday, October 24, 2021 - 14:00 to 15:30MEET: Sandy Hill Community Centre250 Somerset St. East (On-street parking available. 5 minute walk from uOttawa LRT station.)Ottawa, ON K1N 6V6Canada
Discover the mystery and intrigue along Sandy Hill’s streets, just in time for Halloween. From séances to sewer explosions, spies to the Spanish influenza, this tour is chock full of history about...
Westboro and Highland ParkSunday, October 17, 2021 - 14:00 to 15:30MEET: All Saints Church347 Richmond Road (Bus Route 11)Ottawa, ON K2A 0E7Canada
The tour starts and ends in Westboro Village, founded as Skead's Mills in 1874, and includes part of Highland Park, the former farm of the Thomson, Rochester and Cole families of Maplelawn. There...
Crystal BaySunday, October 10, 2021 - 14:00 to 15:30MEET: James Cummings Avenue at Cyrus CourtAcross from 147 James Cummings Ave, next to the postal boxesOttawa, ON K2H 8C9Canada
NEW TOUR! Enjoy a visit of Crystal Bay, a small residential area in Ottawa West nestled between the north side of Carling Avenue and the Ottawa River. The tour will offer an overview of its...
New EdinburghSunday, October 3, 2021 - 14:00 to 15:30MEET: Frasier Schoolhouse62 John Street (near Sussex Drive in New Edinburgh)Ottawa, ON K1M 1P5Canada
New Edinburgh, a mill-town founded in 1832, is one of Canada’s earliest planned communities and still presents a largely 19th-century face to the world. The tour will look at the industrial roots...
Sandy Hill EastSunday, September 26, 2021 - 14:00 to 15:30MEET: Laurier House335 Laurier Avenue East at the NE corner of Chapel StreetOttawa, ON K1N 6R4Canada
This walking tour looks at the late 19th-and early 20th-century buildings of historical or architectural importance in the northeast quadrant of Sandy Hill, an area favoured by lumber barons,...
Kingsview Park (In French)Saturday, September 25, 2021 - 14:00 to 15:30MEET: Shell Gas Station1 Montreal Road (corner of North River Road)Ottawa, ON K1L 6E8CanadaPour la version française CLIQUEZ ICI.
NEW TOUR! Enjoy a visit to Kingsview Park, a small residential area alongside the Rideau River located between North River Road and the Vanier Parkway....