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.
Each winter, the historic Rideau Canal, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, becomes the Rideau Canal Skateway, the world’s largest skating rink.Visit Rideau Canal Skateway
Gatineau Park, just 15 minutes from Parliament Hill, is the Capital’s conservation park.Visit Gatineau Park
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!Visit the Greenbelt
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.Visit Parks, Paths and Parkways
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.Visit Confederation Boulevard
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.Visit Mackenzie King Estate
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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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.
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