ByTown Museum

ByTown Museum

(History > Heritage Building, Arts and Culture > Museum)

  • Kid friendly

Located in the heart of downtown Ottawa, the BYTOWN MUSEUM explores the stories of an evolving city and its residents from its early days as Bytown to present day Ottawa. The Museum is located at the Rideau Canal’s Ottawa locks, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, between Parliament Hill and the Fairmont Château Laurier hotel — one of the most picturesque sites in the city.



  • Wheelchair accessible public washroom


  • Children's play area/Playground
  • Gift/Souvenir shop
  • Picnic areas
  • Public washroom
  • Restaurant/Café

Language Services:

  • English
  • French
  • Audioguides available in Spanish,Japanese, Mandarin, German, French and English


  • Guided tours
  • Public transit accessible
  • Self-guided tours

ByTown Museum
1 Canal Lane
Ottawa, K1P 5P6

Phone: (613) 234-4570


Year Round