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Courtyard Ottawa Downtown

350 Dalhousie Street  Ottawa  Ontario  K1N 7E9  Canada 

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Visitor's Guide: Ottawa

Bytown Museum

Historical Exhibit of Canal Rideau
  • 1 Canal Lane 
  • Ottawa,  ON  K1P 5P6
  • Phone: +1 613 234 4570
  • Fax: +1 613 234 4846
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  • Neighborhood: Centretown
  • Category: Local History & Culture
  • Hours: Oct to May - Tu to Su from 11:00 AM to 04:00 PM
  • Accessible for persons with disabilities: yes


This museum is situated beside the six locks that make up the entrance to the Canal Rideau. It takes 20-30 minutes to tour the small building, which houses artifacts from the 1830s construction of the canal. Through displays and panels, the museum tells the story of the canal's architect and city founding father Lieutenant Colonel John By. It is Ottawa's oldest stone building and dates from 1827.

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