As long-term planner, the NCC guides the use, physical development and management of federal lands in the National Capital Region.
To build a capital that is a source of Canadian pride, the NCC undertakes many development and rehabilitation projects.
Explore the Capital’s green spaces. Visit the many parks and enjoy nature, sports or major events within the city.
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Canada’s Capital Region’s conservation park.
Located in the heart of Gatineau Park, the Mackenzie King Estate in Gatineau Park is a precious Canadian legacy. Come and visit the cherished summer residence of a former prime minister, and discover an estate steeped in history.
The Eardley Escarpment is home to the richest and most fragile ecosystem in Gatineau Park, primarily because of its geology and location.
Hike up Gatineau Park’s King Mountain Trail, and take in the spectacular view of the Ottawa River Valley. The 1.9-kilometre King Mountain Trail has interpretation panels and 10 lookouts.
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Our communications team is ready to help the media with information about the NCC, interview requests or story ideas.
As a Crown corporation, the NCC is subject to the Access to Information Act, the Privacy Act and the Public Servants Disclosure Protection Act, as well as Government of Canada directives on proactive disclosure. These rules aim to strengthen public sector management by enhancing transparency and oversight of public resources in the federal government.
Offer your services.
Volunteering is a wonderful way to share your enthusiasm and contribute to building an exceptional capital for all Canadians. We’re looking for dynamic volunteers to contribute to our goal of making Canada’s Capital Region a source of national pride and meaning for Canadians.
The NCC board of directors has 15 members, including the chairperson and the chief executive officer (CEO).
The NCC’s Urbanism Lab is an innovative space where Canadians and leaders in urbanism, design, heritage and conservation, sustainability, and placemaking get together to inspire the future of Canada’s Capital Region.
The cultural heritage of Canada’s Capital Region is a visible record of an important part of the Canadian story. It symbolizes our identity and gives us a sense of ourselves as a nation.
The NCC coordinates the use of all federal lands in Canada’s Capital Region.
We manage approximately 1,300 buildings in Canada’s Capital Region, many of which have historical significance. More than 70 of these buildings are federally designated heritage buildings.
Archaeology tells the story of different chapters in the Capital Region’s history. The NCC has mapped the archaeological potential on most of the federal lands in the region, and takes measures necessary to protect archaeological resources when it plans for the development of these lands.