At the top of Nepean Point is a majestic statue of Samuel de Champlain, who explored the Ottawa River in 1613.
Nepean Point is located behind the National Gallery of Canada, in Ottawa. The site, which covers 1.27 hectares, was developed for Canada’s centennial in 1967.
The site no longer meets universal accessibility standards, and the Astrolabe Theatre structures are outdated. We have begun plans to renew the space, to improve access and give Nepean Point a unique character that will serve the Capital for the next 50 years.
In January 2017, we launched a design competition for Nepean Point to make it a signature space for Canada’s Capital.