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Conservation Areas Facility Rentals
 

Whether you are planning a meeting, seminar, company picnic, youth group camping trip, family gathering, or wedding, conservation areas offer unique options for your event.  Our developed conservations areas offer a variety of facilities and natural areas that provide a beautiful backdrop for a range of occasions.  Please note that reservation well in advance is recommended to avoid disappointment. 

There are several different types of facilities available for reservation:

Interpretive centres – Located at Baxter and Foley Mountain, our interpretive centres feature a large common room as well as flush toilets and full kitchens.  They are available for meetings, social gatherings, and community group overnight bookings. 

Group camping – Both Baxter and Foley Mountain offer group camp sites available to organized groups such as Guiding, Scouting, schools, church groups, and other associations. 

Cabins and other buildings – Additional buildings can be rented along with group camping areas for extra shelter or by groups for other functions.  These unique buildings may feature varying levels of service including off-grid energy and woodstoves. 

Picnic shelters – Our shelters feature a roof for protection from bad weather as well as space for approximately 10 picnic tables making them a perfect setting for a family reunion or corporate picnic. 

How to book – please contact the conservation areas directly.  In some cases, online booking services may be available as noted in the table and information below.

 
Conservation Area Capacity Cost* Washrooms Hydro Water Heat Kitchen
               
Baxter — to book these facilities or for more information, call Baxter at 613-489-3592 or email andrea.wood@rvca.ca
Patrick J. McManus Interpretive Centre — Day Meeting 60 $80 flush yes yes yes yes
Patrick J. McManus Interpretive Centre — Extended Meeting 60 $150 flush yes yes yes yes
Patrick J. McManus Interpretive Centre— Parties 60 $300 flush yes yes yes yes
Patrick J. McManus Interpretive Centre — Wedding 60 $500 flush yes yes yes yes
Patrick J. McManus Interpretive Centre — Community Group Overnight (1 night) 25 $200 flush yes yes yes yes
Patrick J. McManus Interpretive Centre — Community Group Overnight (1 ½ days) 25 $275 flush yes yes yes yes
Patrick J. McManus Interpretive Centre — Community Group Overnight (Weekend: Friday to Sunday) 25 $350 flush yes yes yes yes
Group Campground 100 $6/person/night outhouse no tap 0.5 km fire pit no
River Cabin 15 $75 outhouse solar/wind tap 0.5 km Small woodstove no
Picnic Shelter $65 outhouse no tap 0.5 km no no
               
 
Foley Mountain — To book these facilities or for more information, call Foley Mountain at 613-273-3255,or email rebecca.whitman@rvca.ca, or click here for online booking
Interpretive Centre — Day Meeting 40 $80 flush yes yes yes yes
Interpretive Centre — Extended Meeting 40 $150 flush yes yes yes yes
Interpretive Centre — Parties 40 $300 flush yes yes yes yes
Interpretive Centre — Wedding 25 $500 flush yes yes yes yes
Interpretive Centre
Community Group Overnight (1 night)
25 $200 flush yes yes yes yes
Interpretive Centre
Community Group Overnight (1 ½ days)
25 $275 flush yes yes yes yes
Interpretive Centre — Community Group
Overnight (Weekend)
25 $350 flush yes yes yes yes
Group Campground (includes picnic shelter) 60 $6/person/
night
outhouse no tap 1.5 km fire pit no
Silversides Outdoor Learning Centre 60 $75/night
$50/day
outhouse solar tap 1.5 km small woodstove no
Picnic Shelter   $65 outhouse no tap 1.5 km fire pit no
               
Rideau Ferry — To book this facility or for more information, call 613-692-3571or 1-800-267-3504 ext. 1100 
Picnic Shelter   $65 outhouse no no no no
               
               
Mill Pond — To book this facility or for more information, call 613-692-3571or 1-800-267-3504 ext. 1100 
Picnic Shelter   $65 outhouse no no no no
Group Camping   $6/person/
night
outhouse no no fire pit no
*RVCA reserves the right to request a $100 security deposit for all rentals.
 

Special Notices

Firewood — Transporting firewood into RVCA conservation areas is not permitted due to the risk of infecting trees with the Emerald Ash Borer.  Firewood is available for purchase on site upon request at a cost of $5/bag.  Please inform staff during the booking process if you will require firewood for campfires.  All firewood for heating buildings is included in the cost of the rental. 

Alcohol is only permitted if the necessary permits have been obtained by the rental group. 

Please review our Conservation Regulations as part of the booking process. 

Education programs and extra equipment rentals available at Baxter and Foley Mountain upon request.  

 
   

Baxter
Conservation
Area

To book these facilities or for more information, call Baxter at 613-489-3592 or email andrea.wood@rvca.ca, or click here for online booking.

Patrick J. McManus Interpretive Centre

Nestled in the heart of Baxter Conservation Area along the Rideau River, the interpretive centre is the perfect setting for a meeting, youth group camp, or family gathering.

  • Large carpeted room with tables and seating
  • Large tiled foyer area
  • Full kitchen
  • Washrooms
  • 60 people for daily rentals/25 overnight
 

Group Campground
Organized youth groups can enjoy our two year round group camping sites that are located on the shore of the Rideau River.

  • Outhouses
  • Campfire pit
  • Open grassy area with some shade
  • Accommodates 60 – 100 people
  • River Cabin available to rent at additional cost
 

River Cabin
This rustic cabin is located in the group camping area along the shore of the Rideau River and makes a great compliment to your camping adventure.

  • Outhouses
  • Alternative energy source for electricity
  • Tables and chairs
  • Small woodstove for heat
  • No running water
 

Picnic Shelter
This large shelter is across from the popular sandy beach and is a great backdrop for a family gathering or corporate picnic. 

  • Outhouses at beach
  • Picnic tables
   
   
   

Foley Mountain
Conservation
Area

To book thees facilities or for more information, call Foley Mountain
at 613-273-3255, email rebecca.whitman@rvca.ca,
or click here for online booking

Interpretive Centre
This cedar lodge with a cottage feel is located on the ridge overlooking Upper Rideau Lake in Westport.  It is a beautiful setting for your meeting, family gathering, or youth group overnight adventure.

  • Large carpeted room with tables and seating
  • Full kitchen
  • Washrooms
  • 40 people for daily rentals/25 overnight
 

Group Campground
Located among the mixed forests of Foley Mountain, this year round group campground is centrally located for access to trails and park features.  It is a great camping location for small and large groups.

  • Outhouses
  • 3 campfire pits (one with log benches)
  • Picnic shelter
  • Hand pump on site is not potable but access to potable water is available at the Interpretive Centre
  • Silversides Outdoor Learning Centre available to rent at additional cost
 

Silversides Outdoor Learning Centre
This recently re-located historic two story log barn is a rustic but unique facility that could be used as an interesting backdrop for a meeting or event.  It is also a great compliment to the group camp site during cooler seasons with solar powered electricity and a small woodstove. 

  • Outhouses
  • Alternative energy source for electricity
  • Large tables and built in bench seating
  • Small woodstove
 

Picnic Shelter
This large covered shelter is located in the Foley Mountain Group Campground and is a quiet and private area for a family gathering or corporate picnic. 

  • Outhouses
  • Picnic tables
   

Rideau Ferry
Yacht Club
Conservation
Area

To book this facility or for more information, call 613-692-3571
or 1-800-267-3504 ext. 1100

Picnic Shelter

This covered shelter is steps away from the popular sandy on Lower Rideau Lake.  Reserve it for your next family gathering or corporate picnic!

  • Outhouses and change houses
  • Boat launch

 

 

   

Mill Pond
Conservation Area

To book this facility or for more information, call 613-692-3571
or 1-800-267-3504 ext. 1100 

Picnic Shelter
This covered shelter is located in Mill Pond Conservation with access to 6km of hiking trails through the quiet and peaceful forest.

  • Outhouses
  • Picnic tables
 

Group Camping
Take your youth group for an overnight camping adventure at Mill Pond Conservation Area.  Enjoy access to 6km of wilderness trails and a quiet and private location. 

  • Outhouses
  • Picnic tables
  • Fire pit