News Release

Published on June 16, 2021

As the steward of vital public places in Canada’s Capital Region, the National Capital Commission (NCC) is working to expand opportunities for the public to enjoy the Capital’s scenic parks and shorelines. In support of these efforts, the NCC is pleased to launch its third season of the NCC Bistros, offering a unique way to enjoy NCC assets while supporting local restaurateurs.

In addition to the assortment of fresh food and refreshments that will be served at the NCC Bistro at Remic Rapids Park starting June 18, and the NCC Bistro at Confederation Park starting June 23, a third bistro will provide yet another location to enjoy a bite to eat while taking in an exceptional view. Following a series of public consultations with residents and local community organizations, we are pleased to announce the opening of the NCC Bistro at Patterson Creek Park in July. The exact date will be announced as soon as it is known.

The NCC will continue to monitor public health regulations, and encourages everyone to follow local and provincial public health directives.


  • The NCC Bistros are part of a three-year pilot project (2019–2021) that offers residents and visitors a unique opportunity to enjoy the beauty of some of the Capital’s outdoor assets, urban parks and shorelines.
  • Prior to opening the Bistro at Patterson Creek Park, the NCC engaged with the community, undertaking an on-site consultation in 2019, followed by an online public consultation in spring 2021. In response to public feedback, the NCC made several changes to the bistro’s proposed design, operations and approach to site management, thereby ensuring that it addressed the community’s concerns while enhancing the overall park experience.
  • Following the 2021 season, the NCC project team will review feedback received to date on the pilot project, and develop a recommendation for next steps. The NCC encourages the public to provide feedback and recommendations via NCC social media channels or by contacting the NCC’s client services.

Media information

Sophie Boudreau 
NCC Media Relations 
343-549-7203 (cellular)