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The Museum offers a wide variety of activities and promotions for visitors on nearly every calendar day. Please click on the title of events for more information.



We are excited to be an official Winterlude Partner again in 2024, our first time since 2020. Join us for three weekends of winter fun! 

When: February 2-4, 9-11, 16-18 (Friday, Saturday, Sunday)
Opening Hours:  11:00 am to 3:00 pm   

Activities for all ages

  • Winter Crafts: Engage in hands-on activities like Anishinaabemowin coloring pages, sugar water painting, and snowflake cutting.
  • Tales from Bytown: Meet our costumed interpreters on Sparks Street, sharing historical stories and posing for photographs.
  • Bytown Museum Snowfolk: Create and decorate snow figures outside the Museum.
  • Trivia Challenge: Test your knowledge of Ottawa’s history for a chance to win exciting prizes.
  • Hot Drink Service: Warm up with a free hot drink of your choice, served at the Museum.