Location: Next to the Ottawa Locks between the Château Laurier and
Phone #: 613-234-4570
True tales of courage, passion and scandal!
Experience the stories and relics of the people who made Ottawa what it is
today -- uncensored, unembellished and unforgettable!
The Bytown Museum's story begins in 1826 with the founding of Bytown by
Lieutenant-Colonel John By and the workingmen who built the Rideau Canal.
We then turn to the legendary lumberjacks and lumber kings who transformed
Bytown into the lumber capital of the world. The rowdy lumbermen also helped
to transform Bytown into one of the most violent places in British North
America.In just thirty years, Bytown evolved into the city of Ottawa. It
changed its character and its name, and eventually became a thriving and
civilized capital city.
The Museum is located in the heart of downtown Ottawa, next to the Rideau
Canal locks – one of the most picturesque sites in the city. Join us to
explore exhibits and participate in programs and events that showcase our
once rough-and-tumble past. Or just grab a coffee at our café and watch the
boats go by.
Adult - $6 (19+)
Senior - $4 (65+)
Student - $4 (13-18 or with valid student ID)
Child - $3 (5-12)
Family - $15 (maximum of two adults and three children under 18)
Free 4 & under
From June 25 until August 27 admission is pay-what-you-can on Wednesday
evenings from 5:00 to 8:00 PM.