Petrie Island – Walking Trails, Swimming, and Boating

Petrie Island - Walking Trails, Swimming, and Boating

(Theme 4 – Habitat, Theme 9 – Recreation, Theme10 – Sense of Place)

Organization: City of Ottawa

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing


Petrie Island is a 291 hectare conservation and recreation area located along the Ottawa River in the east end of the City. It is primarily known for its beach but also offers hiking, canoeing, kayaking and it is considered a favorite destination for naturalists and hikers. Petrie Island consists of wetlands, forests and a series of islands on the Ottawa River with a total shoreline length, including all channels and bays, of about 12 km. It includes a provincially significant wetland. The Friends of Petrie Island operate a nature centre in an old cottage near the picnic area. The centre is open weekends in May, June and September and daily in July and August

What you’ll experience:
•Distance: 5 km of trails
•Location: Accessible from the Trim Road exit on Regional Road 174


Contact Us

110 Laurier Avenue West
Ottawa, ON K1P 1J1
phone: 3-1-1 or 613-580-2400

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Project entered on: December 28, 2016 at 8:52 pm

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