This list is a product of the combined efforts of the Bushtukah SWEET community. It was compiled in May 2021 and we will do our best to keep it up to date because sometimes you really need a bathroom! A big thank you to all our on the ground researchers!
Note that many of these are only open for a limited part of the day. Feel free to leave additions or corrections in the comments section.
Ottawa Parks and Tourist Spots
Parliament Hill- on the west side between the west block and the river. These are open year round!
Hogs Back and Vincent Massy Park- As these are in a building they tend to be locked outside of park hours
Rideau Hall Grounds – Open 10-4 daily
Rockcliff park- only open during park hours
Remic Rapids Park – This one is an outhouse that has been open all winter
Britannia Park- potra potty by the bike path
Queen Elizabeth and McLeod – 8 am to 8 pm only
Queen Elizabeth at Patterson Creek- Only open limited hours
Andrew Haydon Park – by the splash park and in the picnic area. Both are buildings open limited hours
Chapman Mills Conservation Area- just down the trail from the parking lot off Winding Way. This is also an out house so it’s always open.
Stonebridge trail- Longfields parking lot
Rideau Canal Lock Stations
The bathrooms are open as of May 22nd but only during opening hours.
Greenbelt Trails- these are also outhouses so they are generally open at all times
P11 Hunt Club
P19 on Leitrim road – a brand new outhouse . This is another access point to Pine Grove.
Kilbourn Gardens-between Kilbourn and Pleasant Park
The Experimental Farm-down a gravel road south side of the parking lot
Out of town
Smith Falls-in lower reach park by the tennis court
Almonte- the public washrooms beside the splash pad in Gemmil Park (beside the arena) are open.
Limerick Forest Interpretive Centre
Privately owned- consider buying something while you are there!
In Richmond-on Perth Street next to the Chip Wagon
Most gas stations with convenience stores
Some second cup coffee shops
GoHere washroom locator app https://crohnsandcolitis.ca/Support-for-You/GoHere-Washroom-Access/Get-Involved developed By Crohn’s and Colitis Canada consider making a donation
City of Ottawa Public Washrooms – This information is not up to date as it includes a number of locations which have not been open during COVID-19 https://open.ottawa.ca/datasets/5c08be0012c3421a95be136ddfe87664_0/explore?location=45.273124%2C-75.731386%2C4.37