Pangishimo Park is a planned waterfront park that will be located on the western shoreline of Chaudières Island. It will be the first of three parks to be built on the shores of the Ottawa River, as part of the Zibi development.

Revitalizing the islands and shorelines of the historic Ottawa River and increasing public access to these places is part of the NCC’s priorities.

About the park

Pangishimo means sunset in Algonquin.

The 0.3-hectare park will highlight Indigenous culture and heritage. Featuring art and interpretive installations, it will offer an interpretive experience, and promote an appreciation and understanding of the Algonquin culture.

The park will be accessible year-round and will be a natural-style public green space, with lush planting, a wooden boardwalk and spectacular vantage points. It will boast a universally accessible pathway network connecting the Ottawa River shoreline behind the Canadian War Museum to nearby Chaudières Falls Park.

Project implementation

On April 23, 2020, the NCC Board of Directors approved the design of Pangishimo Park. The park design is the result of a partnership with the Algonquin Anishinabe, Zibi, the City of Ottawa and Ville de Gatineau, and Energy Ottawa.

Interpretive and public art elements will be developed in the upcoming months, and will be subject to further approval.

Pangishimo Park is scheduled to open in summer 2021.