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Bytown Museum

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Phil & Kirsten
Phil & Kirsten
September 11, 2018
The history of the canal with a beautiful view of the locks
October 18, 2017
In the former commissariat used by the Royal Engineers and Colonel John By during the building of the Rideau Canal—the oldest stone masonry building in the city—are exhibits that record the life and times of Bytown and Ottawa.
Carla & Chris
Carla & Chris
August 17, 2017
Learn about the early history of Ottawa and the namesake of Bytown.
July 10, 2017
For the complete story on the history and construction of the Rideau Canal, head to Bytown Museum, nestled by the Canal locks downtown.
Pamela And Judith
Pamela And Judith
June 16, 2017
The history of the building of the Rideau Canal is curated at the locks where the boats move from the canal to the Ottawa River. After your tour, walk along the Trans-Canada trail behind Parliament Hill.

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1 Canal Ln
Ottawa, ON K1P 5P6
Byward Market-Parliament Hill
Phone+1 613-234-4570
Hours of Operation statusClosed · Opens 11:00 AM