Doors Open Ottawa
The Bytown Museum Team is thrilled to start welcoming our community back to the Museum. The last two years have been defined by change, adaptation, and transition, but also by exciting opportunities, collaborative projects, and rebuilding. We’re pleased to announce that our first public programs of the 2022 season will kick off during the Doors Open Ottawa weekend!
On Saturday, June 4 we’ll be offering FREE outdoor “Lock Talks” tours. Join us and travel back to the early 19th century when Lt.-Col. John By and his workers were breaking ground on the Rideau Canal, North America’s oldest continuously operated slack water canal. Learn how the locks work, why the canal was built, and about the lives of the people who planned and built this majestic waterway; a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2007.
Bilingual tours will be offered at 10am, 11am, 1pm, and 2pm. We can’t wait to see you! Be sure to stay tuned for future details about our summer programs.