Doors Open

The Bank of Canada Building on Wellington Street, one of the new attractions at Doors Open Ottawa 2017. Photo: D. Neuman / Wikimedia Commons

June 2 and 3, 2018  |  Mark Your Calendars!

Doors Open, held annually on the first weekend in June, is a once-a-year opportunity to tour some of Ottawa’s most fascinating and unusual places.

Come and explore Ottawa's history, culture and stunning architecture. It's FREE, it's fun and it's the perfect way to discover how Canada's capital has become the beautiful city it is today.

This year, Doors Open will feature over 120 of Ottawa's most extraordinary buildings, from Carp to Cumberland and everywhere in between.

The DOORS OPEN OTTAWA 2018 GUIDE will be available soon. 

In the meantime, visit Doors Open Ottawa on Twitter for sneak peeks of this year's featured buildings, or visit the City of Ottawa website for more information about this year's exciting event!


Volunteers are Key!

Volunteers are key to making Doors Open Ottawa 2018 great!

Interested candidates who enjoy working with the public are needed for greeting and welcoming visitors, handing out event material, tracking the number of visitors arriving on site, assisting with parking, managing lineups, and encouraging visitors to complete visitor surveys.

Potential volunteers are invited to apply online or to contact Daniele Hamonic at for more information.


Related Reading:

Doors Open Ottawa Adds 39 New Locations for 2017 / CBC News Ottawa