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Tours, presentations and exhibit requests

Book a tour

We would be happy to have you visit the City of Ottawa Archives. Tours are free and we are able to accommodate groups of various sizes.  We are always willing to create specialized tours relating to our collections. Please contact us at archives@ottawa.ca for more information.

Book a City of Ottawa Archives presentation

Our knowledgeable staff are available to present information on various topics such as:

  • Preservation of records
  • Archives and the Future of Copyright
  • Preserving Your History at the City of Ottawa Archives
  • Caring for Your Print Photographs
  • Caring for Your Digital Photographs
  • Introduction to Archives
  • Is it Archival?
  • Creating a Community Archives
  • Researching the History of Property
  • And many more

Display and exhibit requests

The City of Ottawa Archives may partner or provide support to create exhibits. Each request and partnership is unique; if you are interested in creating an exhibit with the Archives please contact us at archives@ottawa.ca

The City of Ottawa Archives has several exhibits and events that highlight the City’s history, local culture and heritage.

Please contact us at archives@ottawa.ca for more information.

Events at the Archives

Rideau Archives after renovations

Doors Open: Rideau Archives

North Gower Township Hall Restoration: 1980-1990

Visit 6581 Fourth Line Road.

This Doors Open, discover North Gower's Rideau Archives. Visit us Saturday, June 3 and Sunday, June 4 from 10 am to 4 pm to see the North Gower Township Hall Restoration exhibit, hosted by the Rideau Archives volunteers.

Built in 1876 by John A. Eastman, this building was beautifully restored and worth the trip! Volunteers are on hand to answer questions and tell a few stories!