Bronson Pulp Mill Ruins and Richmond Landing Shoreline

The Bronson Pulp Mill ruins and Richmond Landing shoreline projects will give the public a new way to discover and experience the Ottawa River shoreline and islands.

Our objectives for these projects are as follows:

  • To provide public access to the shoreline for pedestrians and cyclists
  • To provide universally accessible routes via new pathways, which will include two new bridges
  • To provide water access from the Ottawa River to Richmond Landing
  • To stabilize and enhance the Bronson Pulp Mill ruins as a landmark industrial site
  • To develop interpretation on our industrial, natural and settlement heritage, and include lookouts and wayfinding signage

Public engagement

In October 2014, the NCC held public consultations and a site visit for this project. Participants had the opportunity to view and visit the islands and shorelines, and shared their thoughts about potential improvements to the area.

What’s next?

After public and stakeholder consultations and detailed environmental and habitat studies, we are currently in the design development phase of the planned major improvements for these two sites. The work will proceed in several phases.

  • Installation of new lighting systems in the Wellington pedestrian/cyclist tunnels to create a venue for Canadian Heritage public art installations
  • Construction of a new dock at Richmond Landing, providing public access and water shuttle services to create better connectivity with the Royal Canadian Navy Monument and other points along the Ottawa River
  • Structural and architectural repairs to the Bronson Pulp Mill ruins and landscape architecture improvements
  • Pedestrian crossing to Victoria Island via the Bronson Dam and Amelia Island
  • Improved access to the Ottawa River shorelines for pedestrians and cyclists, with the creation of a new pathway link on Victoria Island westward toward Booth Street
  • Improvements to the log flume and ravine adjacent to the pathway
  • Landscape architecture features to provide universal access to the tip of Richmond Landing and connectivity to the new dock
  • Two new universally accessible pedestrian bridges that will connect the existing Ottawa River pathway network on the southern shore to Richmond Landing, and Richmond Landing to the south shore of Victoria Island
  • Improved access to the Ottawa River shorelines for pedestrians and cyclists, with the creation of an additional pathway link on Victoria Island westward to the new Richmond Landing crossing
  • Universally accessible pathways connecting the intersection of the Portage Bridge and Wellington Street to Richmond Landing, and by extension to the Bronson Pulp Mill ruins
  • Refurbishment of 1970s-era architectural lighting in existing structures
  • The addition of interpretation panels, viewpoints and wayfinding signage
  • A new universally accessible pedestrian bridge connecting the Bronson Pulp Mill ruins to the current pathway network on Victoria Island
  • Continuation of site enhancements, including interpretation panels, viewpoints and wayfinding signage