National Capital Commission

Every day, we work to build an inspiring capital that is a source of pride for all Canadians.

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Building on more than a century of experience, the NCC provides unique value in the Capital Region by fulfilling three specific roles: long-term planner of federal lands; principal steward of nationally significant public places; creative partner committed to excellence in development and conservation.

Places to Visit

Gatineau Park

Gatineau Park

Gatineau Park, just 15 minutes from Parliament Hill, is the Capital’s conservation park.

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National Capital Greenbelt

National Capital Greenbelt

Visit the Greenbelt in Ottawa, and discover the most ecologically diverse area in Eastern Ontario. This is nature at its most accessible — a band of green encircling Ottawa from west to east. Head out and explore the Greenbelt for yourself!

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Parks, Paths and Parkways

Parks, Paths and Parkways

The extensive green spaces within the urban core are key features of the Capital experience. They include the NCC’s parks, Capital Pathway network and scenic parkways.

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Confederation Boulevard

Confederation Boulevard

Confederation Boulevard is the Capital’s ceremonial and discovery route, which encircles the downtown areas of Ottawa and Gatineau. It is the route that foreign dignitaries and the royal family take for processions and state visits.

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Mackenzie King Estate

Mackenzie King Estate

The Mackenzie King Estate in Gatineau Park is a precious Canadian legacy. This 231-hectare country estate belonged to Canada’s 10th and longest-serving prime minister, William Lyon Mackenzie King.

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Long-term planner of federal lands

As long-term planner, the NCC guides the use, physical development and management of NCC-owned lands. The NCC owns about 11 percent of all land in the Capital region. We also coordinate the development of lands owned by other federal departments and agencies.

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Fall Rhapsody

Fall Rhapsody

Come and enjoy the fall colours during Fall Rhapsody in Gatineau Park. Yellow and orange fall colours are visible.

Closure Advisories

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Celebrating Canada's 150th

Celebrating Canada’s 150th

To celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary in 2017, the NCC is offering unique experiences for visitors and residents. We are working to fulfill our planning vision for Canada’s Capital Region and building a legacy for the next 50 years.

Discover Canada's Capital

Discover Canada's Capital

Canada's Capital Region represents the heart of our great nation. It is the centre of our democracy, and a symbol of the country's collective history, heritage, culture and natural features. It embodies the spirit of what it means to be Canadian.

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