Rideau Canal Barge Bistro Pilot Project 2022

Through partnership with local restaurant entrepreneurs, the National Capital Commission (NCC) launched the NCC Bistro initiative in 2019, bringing pop-up cafés made from repurposed shipping containers to Ottawa’s urban parks and shorelines. With successful operations at Remic Rapids, Patterson Creek, and Confederation Park, the NCC is now looking to expand Bistro operations down to the base of the landmark Rideau Canal, to launch the NCC Barge Bistro pilot project.

Moored at the bottom of the Rideau Canal Locks, the NCC Barge Bistro will offer locals and tourists alike an innovative and exciting new way to enjoy the regional cuisine and breathtaking views of Canada’s capital region.

Want to participate in this unique opportunity?

The National Capital Commission is currently seeking food vendors interested in operating a seasonal café on a barge located at the Rideau Canal Locks starting in the summer of 2022.

If you are a food vendor and you would like to align your brand with a piece of Ottawa’s history—and its future—this is your chance! To learn how to pick and bid on a spot, download the detailed Request for Proposals (RFP) now.

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All proposals are to be submitted no later than March 21st, 2022 at 1:00pm to raubertin@ieproperties.com.