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Ottawa History Websites

Our favourite sites for exploring Ottawa’s history at the click of a mouse!

  • Britannia: A History A collection of articles on the history of Britannia neighbourhood
  • Bytown or Bust: A digital history of eastern Ontario and western Quebec, 1600 to 2015
  • Capital History Stories about life and work in Canada's National Capital Region.  A project of the Carleton Centre for Public History.
  • Civic Hospital Neighbourhood Association Check the “History and Heritage” page for a timeline, map, etc. of this area
  • History of Ottawa East History Project of the Old Ottawa East Community Association
  • Kitichisippi Museum Dave Allston’s intriguing blog about west Ottawa’s little-known history
  • Lost Ottawa Facebook research community devoted to images of Ottawa and the Outaouais up to the year 2000.
  • Margins of History Christopher Ryan's blog covers varied stories from Ottawa’s history
  • Mid-Century Modern and 1970s-Era Ottawa A celebration of mid-century modern and 1970s residential design in Ottawa
  • OttawaHH Ottawa’s History and Heritage in Pictures
  • Ottawa Past & Present Photographic comparisons of Ottawa locations, in the past vs. today
  • Ottawa Rewind Not to be missed - Andrew King’s stories about fascinating and quirky episodes in Ottawa’s history
  • Ottawa South History Project Mapof heritage properties, essays, and stories from the Old Ottawa South Community Association
  • Richmond Heritage Richmond, Ontario in the nineteenth century
  • Sandy Hill History People, places and events from Sandy Hill's past, by François Bregha
  • Spacing Ottawa The blog of the urban design magazine, with many articles on Ottawa’s past
  • Today in Ottawa’s History: A day-by-day account of Ottawa’s history by James Powell
  • Urbsite   Compelling photographs and essays on Ottawa’s architecture, urban design, and history
  • Vanier Now: Articles about Vanier’s past, as well as the present.