Bytown Museum (Commissariat)

Ottawa, Ontario
Type
Museum/Gallery
Address
1 Canal Lane, Ottawa, ON, Canada
Get directions
Phone
613-234-4570

Housed in Ottawa’s oldest stone structure, the BYTOWN MUSEUM explores the city’s history from the early years of Rideau Canal construction, through the rough and tumble days of Bytown, to its emergence as Canada’s capital and beyond. Enjoy unique artifacts and exhibits year-round. To assist with a pleasurable visit, and included with admission, is a six-language audio guide available in English, French, German, Spanish, Mandarin and Japanese. Combine your visit with a lovely stroll along the locks and behind the Parliament Buildings, an oasis along the Ottawa River, all within steps of the Museum.

Amenities

  • Family-Friendly
  • Food and Beverages
  • Guided Tour
  • National Historic Site
  • Pet-Friendly
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Washrooms
  • Wheelchair Access

Location

1 Canal Lane, Ottawa, ON, Canada
Get directions

Nearby Places

ByWard Market

Ottawa, Ontario
The ByWard Market is a vibrant neighbourhood in the heart of downtown Ottawa. One of Ottaw…
View Place | Get Directions

Laurier House

Ottawa, Ontario
Former residence of two of Canada’s most important Prime Ministers.
View Place | Get Directions

Billings Estate National Historic Site

Ottawa, Ontario
Ottawa’s oldest wood-frame house with architecture reflecting 150 years of habitation.
View Place | Get Directions

Mackenzie King Estate

Chelsea, Québec
The Mackenzie King Estate is a special place where you can spend the day enjoying nature.
View Place | Get Directions

Register A Place

Create an account to add your historic place.


Already have an account? to sign in.
We use your contact information to process your registration and correspond with you about the National Trust and its programs. You can unsubscribe at any time. We care about your privacy. Read our privacy statement.

Sign In

Sites that participate in #HistoricPlacesDay need to have an account.


Not registered? Click here to create an account.

Forgot Password

Enter your email address to request a password reset.


to sign in.