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Contact Baxter
Conservation Area

Andrea Wood —
Baxter Manager and
Camp Director
613-489-3592 or
fax: 613-489-3440
e-mail: andrea.wood@rvca.ca

Location: 7498 Carter Road,
Kars, O

Google map
to Baxter

Mailing Address
ox 599, 3889 Rideau Valley Drive, Manotick, ON, K4M 1A5

Day Pass $6/vehicle
(pay at entrance and display
on dash board)

Annual Pass
— Pay Machines accept coin
or credit card

Annual Passes can be
purchased at:

  • Interpretive Centre (where applicable)
  • Pay Machine (receipt can be redeemed for permanent pass)
  • Rideau Valley Conservation Centre (3889 Rideau Valley Dr. Manotick, ON K4M 1A5)

For information on our
Annual Pass
— click here



Explore the many trails through mixed forest, wetlands, conifer plantations, alder thickets, nut groves, meadows and an alternative energy display. In the summer, take a refreshing dip in the Rideau at the Baxter beach. Join in our excellent outdoor education programs. Call for details about educational programs, day camps and rental program.

Trails — 5 kilometres

Special Features

  • sandy beach
  • Patrick J. McManus Conservation Centre
  • hiking and snowshoeing trails
  • education programs and summer day camps
  • Fillmore R. Park Nut Grove
  • energy displays
  • river cabin
  • facility rental
  • group camping

map View Baxter Trail Map — Click here. Our map is georeferenced! Visit: Avenza Systms Inc. to download the App


Click here to see the Baxter Video
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Outdoor Education Programs at Baxter
Education at Baxter
School Programs — Where fun, adventure and learning come naturally

Download Baxter
Education Flyer

We are now taking bookings for education programs for SUMMER and FALL 2015.You can either follow the link above to start the online booking process or contact Andrea Wood at andrea.wood@rvca.ca or 613-489-3592.

Baxter Naturalist, Andrea Wood offers a variety of outdoor education programs. JK to senior classes are welcome. Start off at the McManus Education Centre for instructions and then move outdoors for hands on experience in Mother Nature's Wonderland. Each season offers its own special programs. New boardwalks help you over the wet spots.


  • $150 per class (maximum 30 students) for one program
  • $225 per class (maximum 30 students) for two program

Call Andrea Wood at 613-489-3592 to reserve your visit!


Day Camps at Baxter

2015 Summer Day Camp

  • July 6–10, 2015
  • July 13–17, 2015 — Full
    July 20–24, 2015 — Full
    August 10–14, 2015
    August 17–21, 2015 — Full
    $180/ week
Kids bored? Spending too much time inside? Need some outdoor excitement? Get up and go to the Baxter Conservation Area's Day Camp. Lots of fun for kids 6 to 12 years old — games, hikes, crafts, swimming, overnights and more. Andrea Wood, Baxter Naturalist, hosts this special fun camp.download form

2015 Canoe Camp

  • July 20–24, 2015
  • August 17–21, 2015 — Full
  • $235/week

For 10 to 14-year olds looking for a challenge, try the Canoe Camp! Over five days, campers will learn and improve tandem canoe strokes, safety skills, and overnight camping practices.

Call for details 613-489-3592.

Series of Events

Renting Facilities at Baxter


Facility Rentals at RVCA
— click for more information

Download our facility rentals
brochure — click here

Whether you are planning a meeting, seminar, company picnic, youth group camping trip, family gathering or wedding, Baxter offers unique options for your event. We have a variety of facilities and natural areas that provide a beautiful backdrop for a range of occasions. Please note that we recommend making reservations well in advance to avoid disappointment.

There are several different types of facilities available for reservation:

  • Interpretive Centre — An indoor building which features a large common room as well as full kitchens and flush toilets. They are available for meetings, social gatherings, and community group overnight bookings.
  • Group camping — We have a group camp site available to organized groups such as Guiding, Scouting, schools, church groups and other associations.
  • River Cabin — An additional building can be rented along with group camping areas for extra shelter.
  • Picnic shelter — Our shelter is located near the beach and features a roof for protection from bad weather as well as space for approximately 12 picnic tables with extra tables spread out in the area around the shelter. The picnic shelter is a perfect setting for a family reunion or corporate picnic.
  • How to book — Please contact Andrea Wood at Baxter Conservation Area: 613-489-3592 or andrea.wood@rvca.ca or click the link below to start the online booking process.