Confederation Park

Photo of two women walking past COLONEL BY FOUNTAIN in Confederation Park
Colonel By Fountain in Confederation Park

Confederation Park in Ottawa is one of the Capital’s main parks for public events. The park hosts Winterlude activities, Canada Day celebrations and the Ottawa International Jazz Festival. When not holding events, Confederation Park is an urban oasis away from the hustle and bustle of downtown Ottawa.

You can see several sculptures and monuments at Confederation Park, including the South African War Memorial and the National Aboriginal Veterans Monument. The Park also features a memorial fountain honoring Colonel By. This fountain previously stood for nearly a century in Trafalgar Square in London, England.

Confederation Park is 2.63 hectares in size and a feature of Confederation Boulevard, the Capital’s ceremonial and discovery route. It opened 1967 as part of Canada’s centennial celebrations. Confederation Park is located at the corner of Elgin Street and Laurier Street in Ottawa.

For more information see the Parks, Paths and Parkways visitor information.