Points of Interest in the Greenbelt

Photo of sunrise over marshland
Sunrise over the Greenbelt

The National Capital Greenbelt in Ottawa is a unique and special place. This 20,000-hectare band of green around Ottawa protects natural areas, like forests, wetlands, streams and sand dunes that sustain biodiversity. The Greenbelt features unusual habitats such as the arctic-like ecosystem at Mer Bleue and the 10,000-year-old sand dune ecosystem at Pinhey Forest. Start your exploration of the Greenbelt — you may even see some carnivorous plants!