What’s Happening

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.


Col. By Day!

Celebrate history and heritage this August 7th at the annual Colonel By Day! Mark your calendars for a day filled with fun, community, and commemoration as we honor the legacy of Lieutenant Colonel John By, the mastermind behind the magnificent Rideau Canal.


Bytown Vintage Tool Festival - September 2nd

Join us on September 2nd, from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM, for a one-of-a-kind festival celebrating the craft and ingenuity of the Bytown era. In collaboration with the Ottawa Tool Library (OTL), the Bytown Museum is proud to present an event that will transport you back in time to explore the vintage tools that shaped our history.