I was perusing the Virtual Museum of Canada today and came across a really nice gallery of images from the Bytown Museum.
This virtual exhibit chronicles the building of the Rideau Canal and the key players who made it happen. At first glance, I thought the silent animation on the homepage was the entire project. Then I went to “The Animation” page, and I found a series of downloadable movie files that explains why the locks were built, how they work, and the general history of early settlement in Ottawa.
It also showcases an early tour of the bytown museum, the commissariat originally built for the locks project.
The tour takes 10 minutes, so you need some time to watch it, but it’s a pretty interesting 3D tour of the Bytown Museum before it was the museum.