Located in the heart of downtown Ottawa, the Bytown Museum explores the stories of an evolving city and its residents, from its first inhabitants and early days of Bytown, to present day Ottawa.

Housed in Ottawa’s oldest stone building, the Bytown Museum is situated next to the Rideau Canal locks between Parliament Hill and the Château Laurier hotel—one of the most picturesque sites in the city.

Visit the museum for family events, new exhibits, daily programs and guided tours.

Bytown Side Busy

New for 2017: City of Ottawa Self-Guided Bicycle Tours:
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1 Canal Lane
Ottawa, ON Canada
Telephone: 613-234-4570
Fax: 613-234-4846
Hours of Operation: Open daily from 10 am to 5 pm and until 8 pm on Thursdays

– Adult: $6.50
– Senior: $4.50
– Student:$4.50 (13 to 18 or with valid student ID)
– Child: $3.00
– Flex Family – $15.00 (2 adults and unlimited children under 18)
– 4 years & under are free

Coming events