Rockcliffe Park and the Rockeries

Rockcliffe Park sits on 137 hectares off the Sir George-Étienne Cartier Parkway, between Princess and Acacia avenues.

This park features the Rockcliffe Pavilion, a popular location for outdoor weddings, as well as spectacular lookouts that are accessible via the multi-use pathways and the Sir George-Étienne Cartier Parkway.

In the spring, the 2.65-hectare Rockcliffe Rockeries offer a burst of colour with hundreds of thousands of daffodils and flowering trees.

The site opens in early May and closes on the first snowfall.

Rockcliffe Park and the Rockerie

Discover Rockcliffe Park and the Rockerie

At Rockcliffe Park you can discover the Rockcliffe Pavilion and the
spectacular lookouts via the multi-use pathways, the Sir George-Étienne
Cartier Parkway or by tour bus. 

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Facilities

Washrooms: May to mid-October
Open 9 am to dusk (no later than 10 pm), daily

Parking: Free parking is available at Rockcliffe Park. You can park on Acacia Avenue when visiting the Rockeries.

May to November 1 (weather permitting)
7 am to 10 pm, daily
Limited parking time must be respected.

Picnic Areas: There are picnic tables at Rockcliffe Park.

History

The park’s high, rocky land once belonged to Thomas McKay, master stonemason of the Rideau Canal and the builder of Rideau Hall. Rockcliffe Park opened in the late 1800s, and is one of the Capital Region’s first recreational parks.