Facilities and Rentals

infoUntil October 2021, there is no availability for renting the OCDSB Outdoor Education Centres (MacSkimming & Bill Mason Centre) because of present COVID-19 concerns. This status will be reviewed again & posted on September 17th, 2021

Facilities and Rentals 

MacSkimming's facilities are available to rent on weekends. This rustic outdoor facility is best suited for Air Cadets, Girl Guides, Scouts and other outdoor-based community groups. Pleases see our rental fees and Facility Rental and Release Form 

All groups renting MacSkimming facilites must agree to obtain Commercial General Liability coverage in an amount not less than $2,000,000 per occurrence, including endorsements or other coverages appropriate to the activities. Such coverage shall not exclude injury to participants.

Pioneer Village- 
3700 Wilhaven Drive, City of Ottawa
Trails End- 3685 Wilhaven Drive, City of Ottawa

The Pioneer Village

   Picture of Mackenzie cabin     
Galloway 2012 inside   Picture of Inn Main Room 2018  Galloway Inside 2018

Pioneer Village Field Centre (3700 Wilhaven Drive):

MacSkimming's Pioneer Village consists of:

  • Village Inn: for meeting/dining (sits 50 participants).  It has full kitchen facilities with 2 fridges, 2 stoves, dishes, pots, pans, coffee maker and cutlery for 50 people and 2 indoor washrooms.
  • 5 rustic sleeping cabins: (Each sleeps 7 participants), heated by wood stove, no electricity and 2 outdoor washrooms with showers.
  • Galloway House: (Sleeps 28 participants (20 beds upstairs and 8 beds downstairs)) heated by electric heaters and 2 indoor washrooms.

Pioneer Village log buildings were originally built in the 1880's and brought here to MacSkimming Centre. 

Hiking trails, campfire area (firewood provided) and the forest is easily available from this location.

Trail's End

  Trails end main floor revised
Tamarack Dorm
 Tamarack Dorm  Inside Tamarack Dorm

Trails End Field Centre (3685 Wilhaven Drive):

MacSkimming’s Trail's End consists of:

  • Trail's End’s Lodge: for meeting/dining (Sits 48 participants and 24 beds in basement). It has full kitchen facilities with 2 fridges, 2 stoves, dishes, pots, pans, coffee maker and cutlery for 50 people, 1 indoor washroom, 1 shower and heated by an oil furnace.
  • Tamarack Dorm: (Sleeping quarters only) (Sleeps 30 participants) heated by electric baseboard heaters, no indoor bathroom and 2 outhouses nearby.  

It is beautifully situated at the south side of MacSkimming with excellent access to walking trails, campfire area (firewood provided), forest and an open field for large-group games. Trail's End is a terrific spot for Scout and Guide weekend camps.

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