Morris Island (Ottawa, ON): Historic Trade and Transportation Route
Get relief from the boredom of inner-city grind and refresh your mind with exciting new sights: ancient majestic trees, rarely spotted birds and shoreline landscapes that remind you of a Group of Seven painting. Take an afternoon off to eat lunch and unwind under a tree. Or hop in a canoe and paddle down the Ottawa River, a historically significant trade and transportation route of early Canadian settlers.
Open to the public year round in the rural City of Ottawa, you’ll also have opportunities to enjoy the best of Ontario’s weather throughout the seasons: hike through Spring’s blossoms, kayak the island’s nooks and crannies in Summer, dog walk the boardwalks through Autumn’s rain, and snowshoe on crisp Winter mornings along winding trails. Plan your next trip now: download your Morris Island Trail Map.
Call MVCA staff at (613) 253.0006 to ask questions about Morris Island, or to find out which trails are closed.
Wheelchair accessible facilities include nature trails, fishing platforms, washrooms and picnic areas.
- Free parking
- Admission by donation
See the complete list of amenities to plan your next visit and get an idea of which spots you won’t want to miss.