Public Washrooms Open in the Ottawa Area

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

P5 Hazeldean

P11 Hunt Club

P19 on Leitrim road – a brand new outhouse . This is another access point to Pine Grove.


P20 Anderson



Shirley’s Bay

Other spots

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

Other resources

GoHere washroom locator app 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

3 Comments on “Public Washrooms Open in the Ottawa Area

  1. In Almonte, the public washrooms beside the splash pad in Gemmil Park (beside the arena) are open.

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