Capital Riverfront Challenge


Registration Deadline

Submission Deadline

Student February 15, 2019 March 31, 2019

The Capital Riverfront Challenge is a competition that invites students from across the country to come up with ideas for key riverfront parcels in Canada’s Capital Region. The competition is organized by the National Capital Commission (NCC), the federal Crown corporation dedicated to ensuring that Canada’s Capital is a dynamic and inspiring source of pride for all Canadians, and a legacy for generations to come.

The Capital Region stretches across the Ottawa River to include lands in both Ontario and Quebec. The NCC is the largest landowner in the Capital Region, with significant landholdings along both the north and the south shores of the river. During 2018, the NCC completed long-range plans to develop a future vision for these important riverfront lands.


The NCC is challenging students to propose ideas that create vibrant, animated, inspiring and accessible public spaces along the Ottawa River shoreline. Participants are asked to focus their ideas on one of two riverfront sites:

  • SITE 1: Jacques-Cartier Park South (Ottawa River north shore) OR
  • SITE 2: Parkdale Node (Ottawa River south shore)

Visit the Competition website for more information.