COVID-19

Change rooms and food and beverage concessions are closed. Carry your belongings with you, as there are no cubbies. Fire pits and picnic tables are unavailable.


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

All rest areas have washrooms, but other facilities such as change rooms, food and beverage vendors vary per location. Rest areas are equipped with fire pits, picnic tables and benches.

Washrooms

On-ice washrooms are universally accessible.

Masks are mandatory, capacity is limited and we have installed sanitization stands inside the facilities.

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

Washrooms located on land:

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

Change rooms

Closed until further notice

Change rooms are heated and universally accessible.

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. It is not universally accessible from the Skateway.

Food and beverages

Closed until further notice

Vendors are located on the ice at the rest areas.

Location and offerHours
  • Rideau: Marshmallow and BeaverTails® pastries
  • Concord: Coffee, lollipops and BeaverTails® pastries
  • Fifth: Coffee and hot beverages, fast food and BeaverTails® pastries
  • Bronson: 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. In order to comply with COVID-19 safety measures, found items of negligible value will be disposed of daily.

Any found items of value are to be turned in to the National Capital Commission (613-239-5000).