Splash Pads, Beaches and Outdoor Pools – Beaches Open to the Public this Weekend

Summer has arrived and that means the City’s beach, outdoor pool, wading pool and park programs are open and ready to help you cool off! Here are just a few of the ways you can beat the heat!


Site Location Contact # Open-Closed
Mooney’s Bay 2926 Riverside Dr. 613-248-0863 June 16 – August 26
Britannia 2805 Carling Ave. 613-820-1211 June 16 – August 26
Westboro 745 Ottawa River Parkway 613-792-3875 June 16 – August 26
Petrie Island 727 Trim Rd. 613-824-5704 June 16 – August 26


Beaches will be lifeguard supervised Monday to Sunday – 12:00 – 7:00 pm from June 16 – August 26, 2018.


Washroom facilities will open Saturday, May 19 to September 3, 2018 inclusively at Mooney’s Bay, Britannia and Petrie Island Beaches. Washroom Hours are:

  • Mon – Thu, 10:30 am – 9:00 pm
  • Fri – Sun 10:30 am – 7:00 pm

Washrooms at Westboro Beach are open as part of the canteen concession and reflect canteen operating hours.

For information on water quality at beach locations, contact Public Health: 613-580-2424 ext.13219 or visit http://www.ottawapublichealth.ca/en/public-health-services/beach-water-quality-results.aspx


For general information on beaches, please visit: www.ottawa.ca/beaches or email beaches@ottawa.ca




Splash Pads are active from May 18 – September 14 (weather dependent) and run from 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM. Splash Pads are available in Stittsville at Pioneer Plains Park (1018 Stittsville Main St), Bandmaster Park (230 Mistral Way), Upcountry Park (310 Upcountry Dr) and Deer Run Park (272 West Ridge Dr).

For a list of all splash pad locations across the City, please visit https://ottawa.ca/en/residents/recreation-and-parks/swimming#splash-pads-summer-only. To report a malfunctioning splash pad, please call 3-1-1 or email 311@ottawa.ca.




There will be 9 outdoor pools (deep pools) in operation this summer with schedules for public swimming available at: https://ottawa.ca/2/en/residents/parks-and-recreation/drop-in-programs

For outdoor pool information, please visit: http://ottawa.ca/en/residents/recreation-and-parks/swimming and select Pool Locations.