Bytown Museum - Historic Places Days

Bytown Museum

Ottawa, Ontario
Historic Building
1 Canal Ln, Ottawa, ON K1P 5P6, Canada
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Open Wednesday to Sunday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.


The Bytown Museum explores the stories of an evolving city and its residents from the early days of Bytown to present-day Ottawa, while being uniquely situated on a spectacular UNESCO World Heritage site!

Located at the Ottawa locks on the Rideau Canal, the Bytown Museum offers fantastic views and natural surroundings, together with exciting and diverse activities and exhibitions, bridging history and community in an unforgettable setting


  • Family-Friendly
  • Food and Beverages
  • Guided Tour
  • Parkland
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Washrooms
  • Wheelchair Access

Fun Facts

  • Explore the history of Bytown (the precursor to what is currently Ottawa)
  • Conveniently located just steps away from the Parliament Buildings and the Rideau Canal
  • Check out the gift shop
  • Visit the museum online: virtual tour


1 Canal Ln, Ottawa, ON K1P 5P6, Canada
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