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Respond to our survey on this year’s edition of Open NCC. The survey should take approximately five minutes to complete.

Come meet our Rideau Canal Skateway experts right along the Queen Elizabeth Driveway! Learn more about how our experts transform the historic Rideau Canal into the world’s largest skating rink. The team will show you how our drilling equipment is used to check ice quality and will also present recent studies on the impact of climate change to the Rideau Canal Skateway.

While you are there, stop by our Share the Path tent to learn more about how to help keep the pathways safe and fun for everyone.

About the activity

Wheelchair accessible outdoor activities. These activities are suited for people of all ages.


Drop-in kiosk hours between 10 am and 3 pm (add to calendar).

Meeting point

At the corner of Pretoria Bridge and Queen Elizabeth Driveway.

This site is accessible by active mobility, car and public transportation. The Queen Elizabeth Driveway is open to active transportation on fall weekends as part of our Active Use Program. Street parking is available on neighbouring streets.

Good to know

Bring your own water bottle. There are public washrooms onsite and nearby at the NCC Bistro at Patterson Creek Park.

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