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.
The area targeted in the plan includes the following:
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 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.