Discover Ottawa's best kept secrets! Housed in Ottawa's oldest stone building, the BYTOWN MUSEUM explores the city’s history from the early years of Rideau Canal construction, through the rough and tumble days of Bytown, to its emergence as Canada's capital and beyond. Enjoy unique artefacts and exhibits year-round and look forward to learning about the 1916 Fire of Parliament in the upcoming temporary exhibition in 2016. Visit in 2017 as the BYTOWN MUSEUM celebrates its 100th anniversary in conjunction with Canada’s 150th. Located in one of the most picturesque areas of the city, the BYTOWN MUSEUM offers family events, a postcard scavenger hunt, new exhibitions, programming and guided tours. Included with admission is a six-language audio guide available in English, French, German, Spanish, Mandarin and Japanese. Just steps from the Ottawa Locks on the Rideau Canal, the BYTOWN MUSEUM is the perfect place to begin your visit to Nation’s Capital!