This urban nature park in Ottawa also offers historical displays, as well as a renovated heritage pavilion.
Hog’s Back Park was developed in the 1950s, and it occupies an area of over 20.8 hectares. During the construction of the Rideau Canal (1826–1832), one of the most challenging dam-building projects took place at Hog’s Back.
The site opens in early May and closes December 1 (weather permitting).
Washrooms: May to mid-October (weather permitting)
Open 9 am to dusk (no later than 9 pm), daily
Parking: May to December 1 (weather permitting)
Free parking is available at the park.
7 am to dusk (no later than 10 pm), daily
Limited parking time must be respected.
Picnic Areas: There are picnic tables.
Concession: Mid-May to Labour Day
Sunday to Thursday: 11:30 am to 7 pm
Friday and Saturday: 11:30 am to 8 pm