Summer is short – embrace it at our 11 conservation areas! From fishing to frog-catching to finding fairy homes, there's fun for the whole family.
If you spot an alligator lurking near Rideau Ferry beach this summer, don't be alarmed – he isn't here for you.
Unless, of course, you're a Canada Goose.
If it's a warm, sandy beach you're after this summer, we've got you covered.
The Rideau Valley Conservation Authority maintains three beautiful public beaches across the watershed: Baxter Conservation Area in Osgoode, Rideau Ferry Yacht Club Conservation Area near Smiths Falls and Foley Mountain Conservation Area in Westport - each of them offering a unique beach experience away from the downtown Ottawa crowds.