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June 04, 2016 - June 05, 2016

Stay tuned for Doors Open Ottawa's May 16 announcement of participating sites!

The City of Ottawa is proud to present Doors Open Ottawa – a free annual event that celebrates our community’s built heritage!

Explore over 100 of the city’s historically, culturally, functionally and architecturally significant buildings. From Carp to Cumberland, buildings across the city will open their doors and invite the public to discover the secrets that lay within.

Celebrating its 15th anniversary in 2016, Doors Open Ottawa continues to be one of the largest Doors Open architectural events in North America, witnessing over 850,000 visitors since its inception in 2002.

Come and explore Ottawa’s history, culture and stunning architecture. It’s free, it’s fun and it’s the perfect way to discover how Canada’s capital has become the beautiful city it is today!

Ottawa boasts a population of 870,250, making it the 4th-largest city in Canada and one of the country's most culturally diverse places to live.

Millions of visitors are drawn to the nation's capital on an annual basis. Home to seven national museums, five city museums and six community museums, Ottawa's rich history is readily available to those who wish to seek it.

Ottawa also boasts a vibrant nightlife, featuring a number of annual music festivals, lively nightclubs and some of the best fine-dining to be had in the country.

Blending Ottawa's rich history and vibrant culture, Doors Open Ottawa offers residents and visitors alike the opportunity to experience it all in one shot ... for free! So, don't miss the chance to experience a weekend like no other during Doors Open Ottawa 2016.

The success of Doors Open Ottawa can be attributed in part to the dedicated volunteers that return year after year to assist building participants by greeting visitors, giving tours and helping site staff.

If you're interested in becoming a Doors Open Ottawa volunteer and would like more information about how you can get involved:

Contact: Daniele Hamonic
Email: Heritage.volunteering@ottawa.ca

Get involved in your community! Become a Doors Open Ottawa volunteer!