Heritage Day

Pavillon Aberdeen, 1903 / William James Topley, Bibliothèque et Archives Canada PA-009125

Join Heritage Ottawa in celebrating Heritage Day on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 with special heritage events held from 11:30am to 2:00pm at Ottawa City Hall.

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.

This year's theme, “Heritage Stands the Test of Time”, was selected to inspire the exploration and enjoyment of our enduring heritage.

Mayor Jim Watson will officially proclaim February 20 as Heritage Day and introduce this year’s theme.

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.

Join the Cultural and Heritage Services Branch in partnership with the Council of Heritage Organizations in Ottawa at Ottawa City Hall, browse informational displays and mingle with over 45 exhibitors, including Heritage Ottawa, at the 2018 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 19 to 25, 2018 is Heritage Week. Celebrate heritage by visiting a historic site, a heritage property or a museum.

We invite you to become a member of Heritage Ottawa or make a donation to get involved and show your support for the preservation of Ottawa's outstanding heritage!

 

The 2018 Heritage Day Celebrations will take place at Jean Piggott Place, Ottawa City Hall,  110 Laurier Avenue West. The event is free of charge.