Preserving and Promoting local history for the former Rideau Township
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Contact the Archives

Street Address

6581 Fourth Line Road, (Main Street), North Gower, Ontario

Mailing Address

P. O. Box 56, North Gower, ON, K0A 2T0


(613) 489-2926

[email protected]

The Rideau Branch building

Rideau Branch,
Ottawa Archives

News and announcements from the Rideau Branch of the City of Ottawa Archives

Page reviewed or updated Feb 12, 2009
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Want to Help the Archives?

The City of Ottawa Archives provides an archivist at the Rideau Branch in North Gower when the Archives are open on Tuesdays.

Other than that the Rideau Branch is operated by volunteers. At any one time we will have of the order of 15 volunteers on our list doing such tasks as cataloguing, researching, assisting visitors, doing field work, and preparing contributions for long term storage.

If you have some time available, an interest in local history or just wish to help out please contact us as above. We will be happy to have additional volunteers anytime.

New Books at the Archives

The Reference Library

The Reference Library at Rideau Archives is a supplement to our manuscript collections.  It enables researchers to examine a wide variety of historical questions relating both to Canadian and local history. 

Anyone may use the collection, but it is not a lending library:  it is for research use at the Archives.  The collection is small, but it is strong in Canadian military history, local history of eastern Ontario and genealogies of local families.

click here to review the list of new books.

Hours of Operation
• Tuesday 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Arrangements can be made for use of the
Archives at other times if necessary.