COVID-19

Changing facilities and fire pits are closed. Use of masks or face coverings is required inside washrooms and in lines.


On-ice amenities are grouped together at five different locations on the Rideau Canal Skateway: the rest areas.

All rest areas have universally accessible washrooms, as well as fire pits, picnic tables and benches. Other facilities such as universally accessible, heated change rooms, and food and beverage vendors vary according to the particular rest area.

The capacity of the washrooms is limited.

Washrooms

LocationHours
  • Rideau*
  • Concord*
  • Fifth
  • Bronson*
  • Dows
  • Sunday to Thursday, 8 am to 10 pm
  • Friday and Saturday, 8 am to 11 pm

* Locations marked with an asterisk have gender-neutral washrooms.

Washrooms located on land:

  • Patterson Creek Park (not universally accessible from the ice)
  • Dows Lake Pavilion

Change rooms

Closed

LocationHours
  • Rideau
  • Concord
  • Fifth
  • Bronson
  • Sunday to Thursday, 8 am to 10 pm
  • Friday and Saturday, 8 am to 11 pm

There is a change room on land at Patterson Creek Park. It is not universally accessible from the Skateway.

Food and beverages

Location and offeringHours
  • Rideau: Coffee and hot beverages, candy and BeaverTails® pastries
  • Concord: Coffee and hot beverages, fast food and BeaverTails® pastries
  • Fifth: Coffee and hot beverages, fast food and BeaverTails® pastries
  • Bronson: Fast food and BeaverTails® pastries
  • Dows: Other types of foods are available in the Dows Lake Pavilion.
  • Monday to Thursday, noon to 8 pm or later
  • Friday, noon to 11 pm
  • Saturday, 10 am to 11 pm
  • Sunday, 10 am to 10 pm

Lost and found

The lost and found is located by the change rooms at the Fifth Avenue rest area.

  • Found items of negligible value will be disposed of daily.
  • Any found items of value will be turned in to the National Capital Commission (613-239-5000).