Shorelines and waterways are among the most beautiful features of the National Capital Region.

There are in fact three major rivers that flow through the region: the Ottawa, Gatineau and Rideau rivers. One of the NCC’s priorities is to facilitate public access to the Capital’s shorelines. We are currently in the process of finalizing our Ottawa River North Shore Parklands Plan.

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The area targeted in the plan includes the following:

  • Federal lands between Jacques-Cartier Park North and Ruisseau de la Brasserie (Brewery Creek) in Gatineau
  • Both ends of Brewery Creek, given the physical connection with the lands on the river shoreline

The plan describes the characteristics of the sites, their environment, history and significance for the Capital. It identifies uses deemed acceptable for each location, as well as the level of intensity of activities that could possibly take place at each site.

A planning concept was developed taking into consideration the analysis work that has been done, as well as the comments received during the public consultations.


Ideas and comments gathered during public and stakeholder consultations informed the first draft of the plan. We are now inviting the public to tell us what they think of the draft Ottawa River North Shore Parklands Plan. We will take these comments into consideration in formulating the final plan, which will be presented to the Board of Directors for approval in fall 2017.


You can take the quiz here for your voice to be heard! The quiz only takes about 15 minutes to complete and will available online from July 6 to 24, 2017. The NCC would like to know what you think about the draft of the Ottawa River North Shore Parklands Plan. Your comments will inform the final plan, which will be presented to the NCC Board of Directors in fall 2017!

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