|Park / Campground||Usage (day use, camping, etc.) - Legend||Opening and Closing|
|Rideau River||May 12, 2023 to October 10, 2023|
Please note: Availability of some facilities and activities may be restricted to specific areas of the park, may be ecologically dependent, or may be seasonally weather dependent.
Regional Health Unit for this Park: Ottawa Public Health
Size: 97.93 ha
Year established: 1963
Park Classification: Recreational
2680 Donnelly Drive
SocialPark Instagram Rideau River
What You'll Like:
- Located on the historic Rideau Waterway, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
- Enjoy family camping on nice level, shaded campsites with all of the amenities nearby
- Great base for exploring Ottawa; only 40 minutes away or the small towns that line the Rideau.
- Explore the waters of the Rideau by canoe or motorboat; perhaps fish for muskie or bass
- Question: Can I spread the ashes of a loved one in provincial parks?
Ontario Parks recognizes that the practice of scattering cremated remains is an important part of the religious beliefs of many families. Anyone who wishes to scatter the cremated remains of a loved one can do so in Ontario’s provincial parks on both land and in water.
Who do I contact?
It is recommended that you contact the Park Superintendent in advance to arrange a suitable, accessible location within the park. Provincial parks that have a designated site are:
As a reminder, all day-use visitors entering an Ontario provincial park must purchase a permit which allows the vehicle and its occupants to be in the park between 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m.
What do I need to know?
- The location where you scattered ashes may not be accessible in the future
- Natural vegetation (i.e. plants, trees) or natural objects in the park should not be cut, planted or removed
- Plastic flowers, written notes or physical structures should not remain at the site
- If necessary, as part of the ceremony, only a small handful of organic material such as leaves and flowers should be scattered
- Offerings such as coins, clothing or jewellery should not be placed in waterways or left at the site
- To minimize your environmental impact please stay on designated trails and roadways
- Respect other park visitors and choose a site away from public swimming areas, docks and boat launches
- Please recycle plastic bags and wrappers
- All fruit should be eaten or placed in the garbage
Ontario’s provincial parks are dedicated to the people of Ontario and to visitors, for their inspiration, spiritual, education, health and recreational enjoyment – with the intention that these areas be managed to protect provincially significant natural and cultural features and preserved for future generations.
The Funeral Burial and Cremation Services Act prohibits the interment (burial) of human remains, including urns (containing ashes) except in a registered and operating cemetery.