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June

Doors Open Ottawa – Ruins and Landscapes

Saturday, June 4, and Sunday, June 5 from 10 am to 4 pm

Tour the Ruins and Landscapes of Pinhey’s Point Historic Site. Guided tours of the natural landscapes and ruins of Pinhey’s Point will take place throughout the day, as well as guided and self-guided tours of the house. Enjoy heritage cooking demonstrations, and the making of flower pot bread.

Cost: Free

 

Campfire Storytelling, Legends and Lore

Friday, June 3 from 7pm to 9 pm

Spend the evening on the banks of the Ottawa River, watching the sun set, and roasting marshmallows over an open fire. A local story teller will regale the legends and lore of the surrounding area, including tales of the First Nations, early explorers, voyageurs, and settlers.

Cost: $6.15/individual, $10.20/pair, $16.35/family

 

Travelling Tent Show

Saturday, June 11 from 7 pm

Before radio and cinema, tent shows provided an opportunity for communities to come together to be entertained. The Ottawa Storytellers will join us to present live theatrical and musical performances.

Cost: $15.30/person

 

Father’s Day

Sunday, June 19 from 10 am to 4 pm

Is your Dad the “handy” type? Spend some time with Dad on Father’s Day while learning from traditional craftspeople demonstrating blacksmithing, woodworking, and more. Pack a lunch or enjoy the on-site food services.

Cost: $6.15/individual, $10.20/pair, $16.35/family

 

July

Canada Day

Friday, July 1 from 10 am to 4 pm

Celebrate Canada Day with a look back in time. As a town of civil servants, 20th century Ottawans traditionally escaped the city to enjoy leisure activities along the Ottawa River during  Dominion Day. Participants will recreate this experience through participation in heritage games from the period, including graces and tug of war.

Cost: Free

 

Campfire Storytelling, Legends and Lore 

Friday, July 8 from 7pm to 9 pm

Participants will spend the evening on the banks of the Ottawa River, watching the sun set while roasting marshmallows over an open fire. A local story teller will regale them with legends and lore of the surrounding area, including tales of the First Nations, early explorers, voyageurs, and settlers. Different stories at each session.

Cost: $6.15/individual. $10.20/pair, $16.35/family

 

Movie on the Lawn

Saturday, July 16 from 8pm to 11pm

Join us for our annual outdoor movie! Enjoy the summer breeze, roast marshmallows over the open fire, and enjoy an outdoor movie in a picturesque setting.

*Please bring lawn chairs and or blankets.

Cost: $6.15/individual. $10.20/pair, $16.35/family

 

August

Campfire Storytelling

Friday, August 5 from 7pm to 9pm

Participants will spend the evening on the banks of the Ottawa River, watching the sun set while roasting marshmallows over an open fire. A local story teller will regale them with legends and lore of the surrounding area, including tales of the First Nations, early explorers, voyageurs, and settlers. Different stories at each session.

Cost: $6.15/individual. $10.20/pair, $16.35/family

  

Get to the Point

Sunday, August 14 from 10 am to 4 pm

Immerse yourself in the beauty of the Ottawa River as you enjoy a variety of different activities. Take a Voyageur canoe ride, enjoy sailing demonstrations, be inspired by our display of heritage boats, learn about the forgotten arts and trades, and be entertained by live music.

Cost: $6.15/individual. $10.20/pair, $16.35/family

 

Sifting Through History

August - exact date TBD

Spend time exploring the history, natural heritage, and eco-systems of Pinhey’s Point. Children can take part in hands-on activities to uncover new archaeological secrets under the direction of an archaeologist. 

 

Pinhey’s Point Historic Site           

270 Pinhey’s Point Road
Dunrobin, ON K0A 1T0     

Contact Us

Tel: 613-832-4347 (May to August)
Tel: 613-247-4830 (September to April)
museums@ottawa.ca

Mailing Address

2100 Cabot Street
Ottawa, Ontario K1H 6K1

Hours

The museum is open May 10 through August 31, Wednesdays to Sundays, 10 am to 5 pm. Special programming is also offered throughout the year. Times may vary for special events and programs. The park is open year-round.

We welcome private tours even when the museum is not open to the general public. Contact the museum to make arrangements.

Admission

Daily admission to the museum is free. Special event and program fees may apply. Contact the museum for special group rates. Family rates allow for a maximum of two adults.

Accessibility

Work with us to shape your experience. Contact the museum before your visit to discuss your needs. Information about the accessibility of the facility, or our programs and services, is available upon request. Accessibility may be difficult for some guests due to the grade and natural heritage landscape.

Driving Directions and Map

The museum is located at 270 Pinhey’s Point Road in Dunrobin, 20 minutes outside of Kanata. Public transportation is not available to the museum.

  • Take March Road off Hwy 417 to Dunrobin Road. Turn right on Riddell Drive.
  • Follow it left onto Sixth Line Road for about 5km until you reach Pinhey's Point Road.
  • Free parking and room for buses to park at the museum.

Map and direction