Welcome to

Westboro Beach

A great place to spend a hazy summer afternoon or watch the sun dip on a warm summer evening; but for a time the beach was off limits for swimming, dining, or any sort of recreational activity.Westboro beach was originally used by loggers working from the Deschênes Rapids and massive pine rafts could be seen floating down the river; remnants of the Skead’s mill foundation can still be seen on the shoreline near the entrance to the NCC parking area. It wasn’t until the 1920’s that the beach became a recreational area used for swimming and dancing. In the 1960’s The City of Ottawa constructed the current pavilions including change rooms and washrooms to the location. They changed the landscape and transformed the rocky shoreline into a sandy beach.