Doors Open Ottawa is an amazing event that is held each year in Ottawa. The first time it was held here was in 2002. Since then over a hundred thousand people have participated in this weekend long event. It is a fun event for all ages.
This awesome event is planned for June 2 and 3, 2018. Just like in other years, it is FREE!
So, what is the event all about? We asked that very same question a few years ago when we first heard about it. The event actually began in Europe and is now held worldwide. It is a huge heritage event that allows visitors and residents of Ottawa to visit buildings in the city that you may have either never seen before or were never allowed in before (perhaps an area that was normally restricted). You can talk to the building owners and/or see some special exhibits.
Some buildings that have participated in recent years include:
- old churches
- boat/yacht clubs
- police stations
- and many more exciting places.
What building in Ottawa do you want to see but have never been able to? We are hoping that there will be some embassies again because we would love to see inside of some of them. One aspect of this event that we love is that you can send an email and put your request in. Just email firstname.lastname@example.org and let them know what building you would like to see. Obviously, there is no guarantee that the building you request is chosen.
You can check out the list of buildings participating in the Doors Open Ottawa Event. You will find the listing on the City of Ottawa website.
If you have a business that you would like to add to the event, just email email@example.com and let them know.
Enjoy your day(s) out at this spectacular event in Ottawa.