Greenbelt Master Plan

The NCC’s Greenbelt Master Plan guides the preservation and use of Canada’s Capital Greenbelt. Through planning, we can continue to enjoy the Greenbelt’s ecological, social and economic benefits, now and in the future.

What is the Greenbelt Master Plan?

The Greenbelt Master Plan describes the purpose of the Greenbelt and its role at a national and a regional level. It outlines the values that should inform any decisions made pertaining to the Greenbelt. The master plan also defines the roles and function of each unique area within the Greenbelt, and sets policies for the following:

Greens Creek

Greens Creek

  • a connected system of natural lands
  • protected views
  • visitor interpretation
  • a recreational pathway system
  • sustainable farming and forestry
  • research and high-technology campuses

Regular Reviews

The Greenbelt Master Plan was adopted in 2013. The NCC will review the plan every 10 years to ensure the continued protection of the Greenbelt.

Several key policy directions for the Greenbelt are also outlined in the Plan for Canada’s Capital.