Lost Ottawa, Book One


Lost Ottawa, Book One contains contains 76 stories of Ottawa and the Valley taken from Lost Ottawa on Facebook and told in a unique historical style.

People loved our first book it so much that it became the best-selling local interest book in Canada!

Alas, we are temporarily out of stock … but heading back to the printer soon.

Meanwhile, you can backorder here or get your copy of Lost Ottawa Book One in almost any local bookstore!

50 in stock



Love Ottawa? Love history? Then you’ll want this unique book, containing seventy-six of the most popular stories about life in the city, as told by people themselves on the popular Lost Ottawa Facebook community.

Remember the Green Valley Restaurant, or the Britannia Drive-in? How about the chick hatchery at the Science and Tech Museum,  typing class at Laurentian, or the Capitol Theatre? Streetcars on Sparks Street? We’ve got pics and stories on all those topics and more.

Each of the stories consists of a photograph, a short description, and comments made on Lost Ottawa site, edited into the form a conversation. What people say is always informative, and often hilarious. Taken together, they represent a loving tribute to the power and beauty of everyday life.

Lost Ottawa has been posting historical photos on Facebook every day since February of 2013. It’s the largest historical community in the nation’s capital, with more than 42,000 members. That’s a lot of stores and a lot comments to choose from! The stories in this book, however, are the most popular stories as voted by the people themselves in terms of likes, comments and shares.

They are the stories about what mattered most and maybe that’s why Lost Ottawa, Book One, has been so popular.

Grab your copy today. We’ll send you a signed edition.

Put yourself in the picture! Get the book!

Additional information

Weight .281 kg
Dimensions 21.6 × 14 × 1 cm