Welcome to Rothwell Heights

Rothwell Heights offers residents the quiet ambience of a natural environment just steps from the Ottawa River, yet with all the conveniences of city living close at hand.

Known for its stunning forested landscapes and modernist architecture, many of the community's first homes were designed in the 1950s and 1960s by pioneering architects of the day.  Today, Rothwell Heights remains a coveted setting for both vintage and contemporary homes that recognize and respect the value of our natural surroundings, and a desirable place to live for those who appreciate the outdoors.

The Rothwell Heights Property Owners Association (RHPOA) has been continually active since 1960, and is one of the longest continually-active community associations in Ottawa.  Our volunteer Association works on behalf of RH residents with City, Provincial and Federal representatives to address issues of relevance to the continued safeguard of our residents, our environment and our quality of life.

We invite all Rothwell Heights residents to demonstrate their community support by joining the RHPOA.  Annual membership is only $10 per household.


The RHPOA is a member of the The Federation of Citizens’ Associations of Ottawa (FCA).


  • December 17, 2020

    Rothwell Heights residents will soon have local access to professionally groomed trails for cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, fat-biking and walking.

    For the first time...

  • December 16, 2020

    As part of its emerald ash borer managenemt strategy, the National Capital Commission (NCC) will be removing 61 ash trees affected by the emerald ash borer in four areas along...

  • December 1, 2020

    Montréal Road wil be closed to all traffic at the Highway 174 interchange next weekend while bridges are dismantled to make way for the future Montréal Station.  The closure...



  • NCC Urbanism Lab | Environmental Justice from a Planning Perspective

    11/26/2020 - 18:30 to 20:30

    What role can planning play in promoting social equity from an environmental perspective? From climate change to pollution, the socio-economic distribution...

  • Virtual Town Hall | June 25, 2020

    06/25/2020 - 19:30 to 20:30

    Residents are invited to join our MP Mona Fortier, along with MPP Lucille Collard and Councillor Tim Tierney, for a Virtual Town Hall via ZOOM next...

  • NCC Opens Parkway for Weekend Recreational Use to October 12

    05/16/2020 - 08:00 to 10/12/2020 - 16:00


    Good news for cyclists, runners and pedestrians of all ages!

    On Saturdays and Sundays...


    03/25/2020 - 18:30

    Please see our COVID-19 page for more...

  • NCC Urbanism Lab: Nature as Neighbour

    03/03/2020 - 18:30 to 20:30

    Topic: Urban coexistence with wildlife

    The story of urban wildlife is one of challenges and adaptation, whose outcomes continue to...

  • ALL CANDIDATES MEETING | Ottawa-Vanier Provincial By-Election

    02/19/2020 - 19:00 to 21:00

    The RHPOA is co-hosting an ALL CANDIDATES MEETING in cooperation with the Beacon Hill Community Association.


  • City of Ottawa Wildlife Speaker Series: LIVING WITH COYOTES

    02/06/2020 - 19:00 to 21:00

    Update | February 25: CLICK HERE to view this...

  • NCC Urbanism Lab: Adapting to Extremes

    01/22/2020 - 18:30 to 20:30

    Topic: Climate change projections and urban adaptation

    Climate change is compelling communities around the world to rethink how...

  • ABOVE AND BEYOND: Exhibit at Canada Aviation and Space Museum

    12/05/2019 - 10:00 to 01/05/2020 - 15:00

    Exhibition Continues to January 5, 2020


  • OPEN HOUSE: Montreal-Blair Road Transit Priority Corridor

    12/04/2019 - 18:00 to 20:30

    OPEN HOUSE #1: Planning and Environmental Assessment Study
    Montreal-Blair Road Transit Priority Corridor