Heritage Day 2015 - street car

Celebrate Heritage Day
February 16, from 11:30 am to 2:00 pm

Mayor Jim Watson will recognize the importance of distinctive destinations and exploring historic places as he proclaims Tuesday, February 16, 2016 Heritage Day in Ottawa.

Heritage Day is a nationwide celebration that encourages all Canadians to explore their local heritage, to get involved with stewardship and advocacy groups, and to visit museums, archives, and places of architectural significance.

Canada is rich in historic sites, special places and events that tell our story and delight visitors from near and far. Our distinctive destinations are as varied as Canadians themselves: Aboriginal Pow Wows, music halls, traditional fishing villages, historic lighthouses, old stone mills, prairie festivals and botanical gardens.

Heritage tourism offers adventure, storied history, vibrant culture and stunning landscapes for every age group and interest: from trendy ’hoods to rural farmsteads, kid-friendly forts to sacred landmarks, and country inns to grand hotels.

Whether travelling across town or cross-country, Canada’s distinctive destinations are definitely worth the trip!

Join the Cultural and Heritage Services Branch in partnership with the Council of Heritage Organization in Ottawa at Ottawa City Hall, browse informational displays and mingle with over 45 exhibitors at the 2016 Heritage Showcase. Find out how heritage is being celebrated in your community; learn about services offered by local heritage organizations, public programs and special initiatives, as well as professional development and volunteer opportunities.

For the young, and the young at heart, historic places made for play are all around us and ready to be enjoyed.

Event: Heritage Day 2016
Date: February 16, 2016
Time: 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Location: Jean Piggott Place, Ottawa City Hall, 110 Laurier Avenue West