This park features the Rockcliffe Pavilion, a popular location for outdoor weddings, as well as spectacular lookouts that are accessible via the multi-use pathways and the Sir George-Étienne Cartier Parkway.

In the spring, the 2.65-hectare Rockcliffe Rockeries offer a burst of colour with hundreds of thousands of daffodils and flowering trees.

Discover the remarkable trees in this area.

The Rockliffe Pavilion is currently open with limited access. To ensure the safety of all users, please follow and adhere to the Health & Safety signage.

The universal access ramp and a staircase will remain open to allow the public to enter the pavilion.


  • Washrooms : May to mid-October, open 9 am to dusk (no later than 10 pm), daily.
  • Parking : Free parking is available at Rockcliffe Park. You can park on Acacia Avenue when visiting the Rockeries. May to November 1 (weather permitting). 7 am to 10 pm, daily. Limited parking time must be respected.
  • Picnic Areas : There are picnic tables at Rockcliffe Park.

The site opens in early May and closes on the first snowfall.


The park’s high, rocky land once belonged to Thomas McKay, master stonemason of the Rideau Canal and the builder of Rideau Hall. Rockcliffe Park opened in the late 1800s, and is one of the Capital Region’s first recreational parks.

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National Capital Parks

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