Hog’s Back Park

Photo of waterfalls at Hog's Back Park
Waterfalls at Hog's Back Park

Hog’s Back Park in Ottawa overlooks the spectacular Hog’s Back Falls on the Rideau River. This urban nature park is steeped in history. During the construction of the Rideau Canal (1826–1832), one of the most challenging dam-building projects took place at Hog’s Back. In the Park you will find historical displays, as well as a designated heritage pavilion which has been renovated.

Hog’s Back Park is the ideal place for a quiet afternoon picnic and it also has a concession stand for snacks. Take a stroll through the park and enjoy its natural beauty and the views of Hog’s Back Falls and the Rideau River.

The Park was developed in the 1950s and extends over 20.8 hectares. It is located on Hog’s Back Road and Riverside Drive in Ottawa.

Site opens early May and closes December 1 (weather permitting).

Washrooms May to mid-October (weather permitting)
Open 9 am to dusk (no later than 9 pm), daily
Parking May to December 1 (weather permitting)
Free parking is available at the park.

7 am to dusk (no later than 10 pm), daily
Limited parking time must be respected.
Picnic Areas There are picnic tables.
Concession Mid-May to Labour Day
Sunday to Thursday: 11:30 to 7 pm
Friday and Saturday: 11:30 to 8 pm

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