Urban Camping Condensed to 5 Sites

I would like to take a moment to provide residents with an update regarding the City’s Canada Day Urban Camping program.


We are now just over three months into our registration period those registered span across Canada from coast to coast.


City staff have been monitoring registration rates and as most registered locations are central to Ottawa’s downtown core, it has been decided that the number of camping locations will be condensed from 11 to 5 in order to focus resources on the remaining sites.


The sites that will remain available and on active offer based on current registration preferences to date are:


  • Jim Durrell Recreation Centre
  • Tom Brown Arena
  • Richelieu Vanier Community Centre
  • St-Laurent Complex
  • Earl Armstrong Arena / Splash Wave Pool


Sites that will be removed from active offer are:

  • Ray Friel Recreation Complex
  • Bob MacQuarrie Recreation Complex – Orléans
  • Goulbourn Recreation Complex
  • Kanata Leisure Centre and Wave Pool
  • Nepean Sportsplex
  • Cumberland Village Heritage Museum


Should registration rates change significantly between now and the end of the registration period, I have been advised that the total number of camping locations will be reassessed and appropriate adjustments made.


For more information on how to register, please visit http://ottawa.ca/en/residents/recreation-and-parks/events-and-specials