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As principal steward of vital public places in Canada’s Capital Region, the NCC regularly seeks to showcase iconic sites that are key to our shared natural, symbolic and cultural heritage. This year, the NCC is partnering with local restaurant entrepreneurs to enhance the experience of our urban parks and shorelines. NCC bistros feature a modern design, and are creatively constructed from repurposed shipping containers. Each bistro offers an exciting assortment of food and beverages in a comfortable outdoor patio setting for up to 40 people.

This summer, we're kicking off year one of this two-year pilot project at three locations.

Visit all three Bistro locations, and enhance your urban park experience this summer, from June to October.

Patterson Creek Park

Coming soon! The Bistro at Patterson Creek Park is located in a beautifully landscaped park, next to a quiet creek in Ottawa’s family-friendly Glebe neighbourhood. The creek flows into the adjacent Rideau Canal, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, which, in summer months, is popular with runners, walkers and cyclists. Passers-by will be able to stop by our French-influenced bistro to enjoy an assortment of light brunch fare, fine coffees, wine, beer, pastries, specialty ice creams and more.

Confederation Park

Coming soon! The Bistro in Confederation Park offers an equally exciting and unique Italian food and drink experience — operated by DiVino in the Park, which evolved from the locally owned and operated DiVino Wine Studio. Located near the Ottawa Locks of the historic Rideau Canal, Confederation Park is a true urban oasis, conveniently tucked away from the hustle and bustle of downtown Ottawa streets. This relaxed urban green space makes this bistro location the perfect place to catch up with friends over DiVino’s famous margarita flatbread pizza and a fine glass of wine — any day of the week.

Remic Rapids Park

Coming Soon! The Bistro in Remic Rapids Park will provide an opportunity for outdoor enthusiasts to stop, refuel and enjoy the view of the magnificent rock sculptures by artist John Felice Ceprano. It’s also a perfect spot to relax for a bit, and take in the panoramic views of the Ottawa River a little longer.

Cost per person for an average meal — excluding drinks, gratuities and taxes
$ ($1–$15) $$ ($16–$25) $$$ ($26–$35)

NCC Bistro @ Patterson Creek Park
Operated by Moulin in the Park


All-day menu includes an assortment of croissants, bars, fine pastries, ice cream, homemade popsicles, beer, wine, brewed tea, iced tea, espresso-based coffee drinks and specialty coffee drinks.

All-day brunch menu includes an assortment of sweet and savory waffles, waffled sandwiches, salads, quiches and twists.

Vegetarian and gluten-free options are available.

Hours of operation

Monday: 9 am to 8 pm
Tuesday: 9 am to 8 pm
Wednesday: 9 am to 8 pm
Thursday: 9 am to 8 pm
Friday: 9 am to 9 pm
Saturday: 9 am to 9pm
Sunday: 9 am to 9 pm

Hours and menu subject to change.
For more information, contact

NCC Bistro @ Confederation Park
Operated by DiVino in the Park


All-day menu includes an assortment of homemade Italian pizzas, pastas, salads, sandwiches, desserts, beer, coffee and wines.

Vegetarian and gluten-free options are available.

Hours of operation coming soon!

NCC Bistro @ Remic Rapids Park
Coming soon!