Ottawa Valley Culture

Criteria of the Ottawa Valley Cultural Map

On the Cultural Map, five pins will appear as distinguished by colour. Each coloured pin represents the five categories of Cultural Resources.

Cultural Industries

This resource reveals the enterprises engaged in creation, production, manufacturing and distribution of cultural goods or services.

Assets include: advertising, antique stores, architecture, archives, art dealers, art galleries, book publishers, book stores, cinemas, dance companies, design services, film & video production, interactive & digital media, internet publishing & broadcasting, libraries, museums, music stores, newspaper & periodical publishers, other performing arts, photography, pottery & ceramics, printing, radio and television broadcasting, sound recording, and theatre companies.

Community Cultural Organizations

This resource includes a variety of organizations in the community defining in arts, heritage and ethno-cultural attractions.


Assets include: aboriginal organizations, arts instruction, arts organizations, heritage organizations, and multicultural organizations.

Cultural Facilities and Spaces

This resource contains entertainment of cultural activity within the sectors of public, private, and non-profit.


Assets include: archives, art galleries, artists studios, arts centres, community centres, dinner theatres, interpretive centres, libraries, museums, other spaces or facilities, and restaurants & bars with live music.

Cultural Heritage

This resource explores the culture of historical and heritage buildings, sites and objects.


Assets include: built heritage properties, cemeteries, churches, historical & heritage sites, historical plaques, local monuments, and public art.

Festivals and Events

This resource holds a variety of festivals and events that occur in the local areas of the Ottawa Valley. For more details of special one-off events, visit

Assets include: aboriginal festivals, artists or artisan tours and events, authors festivals, country fairs, craft shows & festivals, farmers markets, film festivals, food & wine tours, gallery or studio tours, multicultural festivals, music festivals, natural and cultural heritage tours and events, other festivals & events, public art tours, and seasonal celebrations.