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.


  • Modern History: Preserving Canada’s legacy of modernism
    Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 19:00 to 21:00
    Ottawa Art Gallery
    50 Mackenzie King Bridge
    Ottawa, ON K1N 0C5

    Heritage Ottawa 2019 Phillips Memorial Lecture

    The architecture of the Modernist movement once spoke of the future. Now the buildings of the 1950s, ‘60s and ‘70s are past middle age. They need work — and a critical look.

  • Briarcliffe
    Sunday, October 14, 2018 - 14:00 to 15:30
    MEET: Combermere Park
    11 Combermere Lane in Rothwell Heights (parking area adjacent to tennis courts)
    Ottawa, ON K1J 6C9

    Briarcliffe is Ottawa's "newest" Heritage Conservation District, and the first in Canada to recognize mid-20th Century modern architecture. This enclave of 23 unique homes began in 1959, when partners sharing modernist ideals of living...