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Respond to our survey on this year’s edition of Open NCC. The survey should take approximately five minutes to complete.

Come meet our experts at the Open NCC hub at Major’s Hill Park in downtown Ottawa! Learn about exciting projects, consultations and opportunities taking place at the NCC, or participate in a walking tour.

This is your chance to get a sneak peek at many of our biggest plans for the Capital, including the Kìwekì Point redevelopment, the future of Confederation Boulevard, and the renewal of the core area.

While you are there, you can also purchase Gatineau Park or Rideau Canal Skateway branded merchandise!

About the activity

Wheelchair accessible for most of the outdoor and indoor activities. However, parts of the walking tour are on cobblestone streets, which could be uncomfortable for wheelchair users.

Some activities are best suited for people over 12 years of age. Contact us if you have any questions about accessibility.


Presentation: Shoreline Rehabilitation

Presentation/Guided Tour: Kìwekì Point

Pants and closed toe footwear are mandatory to access the site. Children under 12 years old must be accompanied by an adult.

Guided Walking Tour: Discovering Confederation Boulevard

Spots are limited. Register now to add this tour to your calendar!

  • 10:00 am to 10:30am: English 
  • 1:00 pm to 1:30 pm: French 
  • 2:00 pm to 2:30 pm: English

Guided Walking Tour: Ottawa’s “Mile of History,” A Tour Through Time

Spots are limited. Register now to add this tour to your calendar!

  • 9:30 am to 11 am: French
  • 11 am to 12:30 pm: English
  • 1:30 pm to 3 pm: bilingual

Check out the walking tour map.

Kiosks and other activities

Drop in at any time between 10 am and 3 pm.

Meeting point

In Major’s Hill Park, located in downtown Ottawa, a few steps away from the ByWard Market and the National Gallery of Canada. Main tent is next to the Tavern on the Hill site.

  • Car access: There is free street parking nearby, as well as paid parking at the National Arts Centre, at City Hall and in nearby municipal lots.
  • Cycling and pedestrian access: The site is accessible by active mobility. Unsupervised bicycle racks are available on the streets.
  • Public transit: Major transit companies in the National Capital Region offer routes that stop near the site. Use their travel planners to get there by bus.

Good to know

There are public washrooms at Major’s Hill Park. Bring your own water bottle.

From Major’s Hill Park, hop on the free chartered buses, offered by Lady Dive, to LeBreton Flats, the NCC River House, or take one of the two free boat tours of the canal, offered by Ekeau.

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