Bytown Museum

1 Canal Ln.
Ottawa, ON K1P 5P6- Map It
(613) 234-4570

AAA Editor Notes

Bytown Museum, off Wellington St. at the bottom of Ottawa Locks behind the Château Laurier Hotel at 1 Canal Ln., is in the former commissariat used by the Royal Engineers and Lt. Col. John By during the building of the Rideau Canal. This is the oldest masonry building in the city and contains exhibits and displays about the history of Bytown and Ottawa. There also is a Parks Canada exhibit about the building of the Rideau Canal.
$6.50; $4.50 (ages 13-18, ages 65+ and students with ID); $3 (ages 5-12); $15 (family, two adults and all children under 18); free (Thurs. 5-8, late May to mid-Oct.); first Sun. of each month Nov.-Apr.; select days throughout the year. Parks Canada exhibit free.
Hours: Daily 10-7 (also Thurs. 7-8 p.m.), mid-June through Aug. 31; daily 10-5 (also Thurs. 5-8), mid-May to mid-June and Sept. 1 to mid-Oct.; Thurs.-Mon. 11-4, Feb. 1 through mid-May.