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BYTOWN MUSEUM: Commissariat Building

Discover the secrets hidden within Ottawa’s oldest stone building – the Commissariat: home of the BYTOWN MUSEUM – in this special behind-the-scenes tour! Learn about this spectacular heritage building from the foundation to the rafters – including the vault, and stories of its former uses and inhabitants. This building still has much to tell 192 years later.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • French services available
  • Kid-friendly
  • Guided tours available

Contact info

1 Canal Lane
Ottawa, Ontario
Telephone: 613-234-4570, ext. 221


Year built: 1827
Building type: Historical landmark, Museum

Dates/hours open

Saturday June 1 – Sunday June 2, 2019
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

BYTOWN MUSEUM: Commissariat Building 1 Canal Lane