RVCA is one of Ontario’s 36 Conservation Authorities. We are a community based environmental protection agency that works closely with municipal, provincial and federal government partners, landowners and community groups to maintain and improve the natural resources in the Rideau watershed.
Day Pass - $6 / vehicle
Display receipt on dashboard
How to Purchase an Day Pass
From Pay Machines located at park entrances
Annual Pass - $45 / year
Where to Purchase an Annual Pass
- Interpretive Centre (where applicable)
- Pay Machines located at the park entrance (receipt can be redeemed for permanent pass)
- Rideau Valley Conservation Centre (3889 Rideau Valley Dr. Manotick, ON K4M 1A5)
7498 Carter Rd,
Open year round
dawn to dusk
subject to winter conditions
COVID-19 PROTOCOLS: Our conservation areas are open, but visitors must follow all local public health guidelines, maintain physical distancing and obey trail signage.
Please STAY HOME if you are showing signs of illness, supposed to be self-isolating or under quarantine. If the parking lots or trails look busy, be prepared to come back another day.
Activities and Amenities
Are dogs allowed on the beach? No, dogs are not allowed on the beach; even when no one is there we want to keep our beach clean and healthy. Thank you.
Is there a place dogs can swim? Yes. If you are standing in front of the beach, facing the water, there is a small area to the left of beach that is open to the water’s edge where dogs can swim downstream from the beach.
Can dogs be off leash at Baxter? No. Dogs must be on leash at all times on Baxter property.
Is there a lifeguard? There are no lifeguards. Swim at your own risk.Trails: 5 km
- Patrick J. McManus Conservation Centre
- Fillmore R. Park Nut Grove
- energy displays
- education programs
- day camps
- family programs
- sandy beach
- hiking and snowshoeing trails
- facility rentals
- group camping
- river cabin
- volunteer opportunities
Please use caution on the water! The Rideau River is part of a busy navigation channel. It is every boater's responsibility to know the hazards along their route and to ensure they have proper safety equipment on board. For a list of required equipment and complete rules and regulations, visit Transport Canada’s Office of Boating Safety and read the Safe Boating Guide.