Capital History

Explore histories about people, places, and events in Ottawa’s National Capital Region

Using the Map

1. Hover over a map point 

2. Click “MORE DETAILS” to read a story about that location.*

*Each map point represents locations of traffic boxes that tell stories about nearby historic sites.

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Explore Ottawa's history from your Smartphone

Step 1:

At each historic site, you’ll find a traffic box with a story and QR code pasted on it.

Step 2:

Scan the QR code with your Smartphone or Tablet.

Step 3:

The code opens a story page where you can read about the history of that location.