At Lost Ottawa, we encourage everyone to get out and visit “lost” places in and out of the city. Maybe it’s a garden you’ve never seen, a park you’ve never been, or a historic site you heard about, and always meant to visit, but just never got around to it?
Here are some outings worth making.
When I was a kid, I never did get to go on that school trip to Upper Canada Village. It became became one of those classic "lost-in-plain-sight" sort of places for me. I've known about it for years and always thought I should visit, but just never did....read more
Summer is almost here! That means new opportunities to get out and about. So Lost Ottawa took a trip to the Eastern Ontario Railway Museum in Smiths Falls, which was a major railway town from the 1850s into the 2000s. The railway museum is a reminder of...read more
Before we had government there were trees and Ottawa was all about the lumber. Timber literally poured down the Ottawa River. Mills located near the Chaudiere Falls cut millions of board feet every, beginning around 1854, but most years from 1806 to 1908, timber also...read more
Sunday Outing: An often forgotten place that's nice to visit is the Rockeries, located in Rockcliffe at the end of Acacia Street. It's a pretty spot that contains bits a pieces of old Ottawa buildings, including the original Carnegie Library. You can also get to it...read more
Thomas McKay is one of those truly impressive figures from the early history of Ottawa. After immigrating from Scotland, he first made his name (and a fortune) in the region by building the eight locks at the north end of the Rideau Canal, down to the Ottawa River....read more