All Petrie Island facilities are closed for the season. However, nature is still available!
Please follow COVID 19 protocols- stay 2 m apart from others, wear a mask if this is difficult, no gathering larger than 25 persons, stay home if unwell. Stay safe.
TOO BIG, TOO TALL, TOO CLOSE
Proposed development at Trim Road & Jeanne d’Arc Blvd.
An application has been submitted to City of Ottawa Planning, Development and Construction, on September 17, 2020, regarding a change to the zoning of 1009 Trim Road. It calls for amending the Official Plan, Schedule 2 (Urban Land Use) for the area of the site designated “Urban Employment Area” to “General Urban Area or Mixed use” in order to allow a major, potentially high-rise mixed residential and commercial development west of Trim Road, off Jeanne-d’Arc Boulevard. The Friends of Petrie Island have serious objections to this development as it presents at this point, and have made comments to City Planning as part of the consultation process. https://www.petrieisland.org/recent-dispatches
Social distancing in nature is a great way to relieve stress, get some exercise and pass the time. Be sure to stay at least 2 metres from others when you are at Petrie Island.
If you can’t get out to Petrie Island, check out the visitor photos on our website ( upload some of your own), join our Facebook Group and follow our page.
Visitors may enjoy access to Petrie Island greenspace and trails. The parking lot is open but not plowed. Please enjoy safely :
Keep at least two metres away from others.
Stay on the trails. You may step off the trail to let others pass safely and maintain physical distancing.
Effective February 16, 2021, the Government of Ontario is limiting outdoor gatherings to 25 people.
Please do not visit the island if you feel unwell or have symptoms.
Friends of Petrie Island – 2020 Activities
Friends of Petrie Island (FOPI) work with partners and summer staff to preserve the ecology of the Island and deliver interpretive resources. Due to COVID-19 the focus this year was conservation work with some programming for individual households or intact social circles.
Wednesday Work Days- Wednesday mornings 9-12
Nature Trail maintenance
Clean up Day
Virtual Tour with Ecology OttawA
Family and Friends Naturalist sessions
Tent and picnic table rentals
Dogwood maze and Fairy House
Art in the Park Days
Turtle conservation- ongoing
Turtle Release Days
Invasive species removal– ongoing
For requests please email us: email@example.com