The Beechwood Cemetery Foundation was established for the purpose of providing cultural, historical and conservation activities as part of its charitable mandate: “for the beautification and maintenance of Beechwood Cemetery.” Designated as the National Cemetery of Canada in 2009 by an Act of Parliament, this designation serves to make Beechwood a national place of tribute and remembrance for all Canadians.280 Beechwood Avenue Vanier Ontario K1L 8A6 (613) 741-9530 beechwoodottawa.ca [email protected]
The Billings family settled on the shores of the Rideau River in 1812 and took an active role in shaping the community as it evolved over time and until the 1970s when they left the estate. This National Historic Site on 8 acres of green space is also home to one of Ottawa’s oldest community cemeteries where well-known Ottawa pioneers, such as the Evans, Brouse and Firth families, are laid to rest.2100 Cabot Street Ottawa Ontario K1H 6K1 (613) 247-4830 ottawa.ca/en/residents/arts-heritage-and-culture/museums-and-historic-sites/billings-estate-national-historic [email protected]
Established by Lt-Col. John By in 1826, the ByWard Market is one of Canada’s oldest and largest public markets. Within an area roughly four blocks square, you’ll find museums, cafés, specialty food shops, boutiques, galleries, restaurants, pubs, hair & aesthetics salons and more!55 Byward Market Square Ottawa Ontario K1N 9C3 (613) 562-3325 byward-market.com
The ByWard Market is where Ottawa was born. Established by Lt-Col. John By in 1826, the ByWard Market is one of Canada’s oldest and largest public markets. The legendary builder of the Rideau Canal; Lt-Col. By himself laid out the street plan of the Market, designating George and York Streets to be extra wide to accommodate the horse-drawn carriages that brought foodstuffs to the market every day.
The ByWard Market is Ottawa’s number one tourist attraction, and is the premier destination for shopping, dining, arts, entertainment and professional services for residents and visitors. This area averages 50,000 visitors per weekend in the summer months. It is home to both a local farmers’ market and artisans, as well as over 600 independent businesses.267 Dalhousie Street, #202 Ottawa Ontario K1N7E3 (613) 562-3325 byward-market.com [email protected]
Play in the past and make memories for the future at your City of Ottawa’s local museums and historic sites. Enjoy a wide array of themed events, hands-on activities and interactive exhibits.
Unique in the nation’s capital, Cumberland Heritage Village Museum provides an immersive, fun, and educational experience that showcases life in the 1920s and 30s with dozens of heritage and true-to-the-era reproduction buildings – including a working sawmill and blacksmith shop– heritage breed farm animals, people in costume, vintage tractor-pulled wagon rides, and so much more.2940 Old Montreal Road Cumberland Ontario K4C 1G3 (613) 0833-3059 ext. 221 ottawa.ca/en/residents/arts-heritage-and-culture/museums-and-historic-sites/cumberland-heritage-village-museum [email protected]
The Diefenbunker is a four-story, 100,000 square foot underground bunker, built between 1959 and 1961. The mandate of the Diefenbunker is to increase public interest in and a critical understanding of the Cold War, by preserving the Diefenbunker as a national historic site, and operating a Cold War Museum.3929 Carp Road Carp Ontario K0A 1L0 (613) 839-0007 diefenbunker.ca
The City of Ottawa is proud to present Doors Open Ottawa, a free annual architectural event that celebrates our community’s built heritage at the beginning of June.101 Centrepointe Drive Nepean Ontario K2G 0B5 (613) 580-9674 ottawa.ca/en/residents/arts-heritage-and-culture/museums-and-historic-sites/doors-open-ottawa [email protected]