Discover the history of Ottawa inside the city’s oldest stone structure. The Bytown Museum is the perfect Winterlude stop for history lovers and families. Come warm up with a free hot beverage, learn about the history of the Rideau Canal, and dive deep into Ottawa’s winter traditions.
Winter Crafts: Engage in hands-on activities like Anishinaabemowin coloring pages, sugar water painting, and snowflake cutting.
Tales from Bytown: Meet our costumed interpreters on Sparks Street, sharing historical stories and posing for photographs.
Bytown Museum Snowfolk: Create and decorate snow figures outside the Museum.
Trivia Challenge: Test your knowledge of Ottawa’s history for a chance to win exciting prizes.
Hot Drink Service: Warm up with a free hot drink of your choice, served at the Museum.