La Société franco-ontarienne du patrimoine et de l’histoire d’Orléans (SFOPHO) was created on January 15, 2011 and was formed on March 28, 2011. Its mandate is to foster the concertation of individual, community, public and private efforts to protect and promote the heritage and history of Orleans.
Since 2018, SFOPHO has been established at the Orléans Heritage House, located at 1420 Youville Drive (Unit 16). The Maison du patrimoine d’Orléans includes, among other things, several artefacts related to Orléans’ francophone heritage, period photographs, the complete collection of community newspapers The Star (1986-2010) and The Weekly Journal (1996- 2010), interpretation panels on famous pioneers of Orleans.
Come and enjoy our resources, leaf through our books and research the history of Orleans as well as its collective genealogy, heritage and toponymy!
Discover Samuel de Champlain’s legacy in the region as well as activities and events from the 400th Anniversary of his passage through Ontario!
The Maison du patrimoine d’Orléans is open on Mondays and Wednesdays from 1 pm to 4 pm beginning Monday, August 30, 2021 (Closed on statutory holidays). Special tours are also available on request. Please call us at 613-720-2325 to book your visit!
Established as Canada’s capital in 1857, when it was barely more than a village, Ottawa has evolved into one of Canada’s most vibrant and exciting cities without ever losing its small-town charm. With a walkable downtown area, great public transport links, an abundance of parks, an outdoor dining and cafe culture, super friendly people and beautiful rural suburbs, it’s easy to see why Ottawa is one of the world’s best-loved capital cities.
Worth visiting all year round, Ottawa’s summers are hot and the winters are cold (and long), but that doesn’t stop anyone from having fun. In fact, winter is one of the best times to visit Ottawa, when the famous Rideau Canal—a historic engineering triumph and UNESCO World Heritage Site—is transformed into the world’s largest ice rink, with food and skate-hire stalls on the ice and a carnival-like atmosphere.
To learn more about all there is to see and do in Ottawa, scroll down or visit the city’s tourism website.
For more resources on Francophone Experiences, visit DestinationOntario.com.
Ontario Travel Information Services
For more general tourism information or to plan your visit, please call to speak with a Travel Counsellor at 1-800-668-2746 (1-800-ONTARIO). Travel Counsellors are available to speak with you in either English or French.