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Have your say!

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

Join us at the newly renovated NCC River House! You’ll get to know how the project came to be and learn more about the future Sir George-Étienne Cartier Park.

Our tenants, Ottawa Riverkeeper and the Ottawa New Edinburgh Club (ONEC), will also be on site to share information about turtle nesting, talk about the history and future of the River House, and explain what the organizations do to protect the Ottawa River and animate its shorelines. 

The Ottawa Riverkeeper will open their Learning Lab space to the public with educational displays, materials, and hands-on activities.

About the activity

Wheelchair-accessible activity. Most activities are best suited for people over 12 years of age.


Drop in at any time between 10 am and 3 pm (add to calendar).

Meeting point

At the NCC River House, 501 Sir George-Étienne Cartier Parkway, Ottawa.

  • Car access: Limited parking is available at P3 (15 to 20 spots) across from the NCC River House or at P4 (40 spots), east of the NCC River House, within a short walking distance along the Ottawa River Pathway. A drop-off lane is located along the Sir George-Étienne Cartier Parkway for universally accessible drop-offs.
  • Cycling and pedestrian access: The site is accessible via the Ottawa River Pathway along the Sir George-Étienne Cartier Parkway. There are bike racks around the site on the upper and lower landscape and along the shoreline.
  • Public transit: Take advantage of easy (and free!) continuous shuttle service between River House and our other central Ottawa sites on September 23.

Good to know

There are accessible washrooms in the NCC River House. Food and beverage services are available.

From the NCC River House, you can hop on the free shuttle, offered by Lady Dive, to Major’s Hill Park or LeBreton Flats and enjoy other Open NCC activities.

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