Welcome to Constance & Buckham’s Bay, where our neighbours are our friends and the river is a treasured resource. Our bicycles come out in the Spring as we renew friendships with our neighbours. Summer is the time for swimming, boating, softball, walks in the woods and lazy afternoons in the shade. Fall will find us raking leaves, and Winter is a wonderland – skating, hockey, ice fishing, snowmobiling and cross-country skiing, and we have dog walking all year around. Join us in a place with a true sense of community and outdoor fun is always in season.
The CBBCA serves an area roughly bounded by Woodkilton Rd, Vance’s Side Rd, and the Ottawa River. The area contains seven villages from MacLaren’s Landing in the north to Woodlawn in the south with Constance Bay being the largest. Constance Bay has a year-round population of 2,800, another 700 people live in the surrounding farms and villages. Summer only residents number about 300, and we look forward to their return in the summer.The village of Constance Bay is a peninsula situated on the Ottawa River approximately 25 minutes north-west of Kanata, and is home to the beautiful Torbolton forest and, at the physical centre of the village is the Community Centre. Indoor facilities include function halls (with kitchen facilities), a branch of the Ottawa Public Library and changing rooms. The outdoor facilities, which surround the Community Centre offer a skateboard park, outdoor skating rink, ball diamonds, playground, and soccer fields. In addition, the Community Association’s volunteers and partners provide many services, activities, sports and programs, for all ages, throughout the community.
Thanks to our local businesses we have several dining out options (The Lighthouse, The Point, The Legion, Bay Burger, and The Graystone Grill), opportunities to pick up basic groceries we might have forgotten on our last trip to town (The Lighthouse and The General Store), video rentals (The General Store), and the services of a beer store and LCBO outlet (at The General Store). The Village also has Branch 616 of the Royal Canadian Legion, and a number of home-based businesses, services, spas and daycare offered by our residents. Please get to know them (they are listed in the Business section of this website) and use their services to keep our village a vibrant community.
We encourage everyone to consume the services of our Project Sandhills sponsors; they have made significant contributions to improve the well being of the residents in our area.