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Tourist Campground Land Use Study

The Township of Rideau Lakes is conducting a Land Use Study regarding Tourist Campground’s, and we want your input!

Please visit this webpage for project updates, upcoming public consultation events and opportunities to provide feedback.

Township of Rideau Lakes - Tourist Campground Land Use Study

Public Meeting:  Thursday, August 25 at 6 p.m. at the Elgin Community Hall, 47 Main Street

This meeting will be livestreamed on our FaceBook page.

2022 08 25 Special PAC (Campgrounds) Agenda Package 
2022-08-25 Fotenn Land Use Study Statutory Public Meeting Presentation

Township of Rideau Lakes - Tourist Campground Land Use Study

Issues + Options

Watch the presentation.

Download the Virtual Open House Presentation

Notice of Commencement


The Township recently passed an Interim Control By-Law (also called an “ICBL”) related to the establishment of new Tourist Campgrounds as well as the expansion of existing Tourist Campgrounds within the Township. The Interim Control By-Law was passed because Council is concerned with the adequacy of current policies and regulations concerning land use as they relate to Tourist Campgrounds. Tourist Campgrounds have been the subject of many nuisance complaints in recent years and as there has been interest from operators to expand existing campgrounds, Council determined that further study is necessary to review and, if necessary, update current land use policies and regulations, such as the zoning by-law, to assist in reducing nuisance complaints and to provide a framework for achieving compatibility between campgrounds and surrounding land uses.

2021-42 - Interim Control By-Law

Who’s Listening?

Brittany Mulhern
Manager of Development Services
Township of Rideau Lakes

Youko Leclerc-Desjardins
Fotenn Planning + Design

Tyler Hamilton
Fotenn Planning + Design


Notice of Collection

All information received will be complied and considered by staff for use under the purposes of this site. Information will be collected and used in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and other relevant privacy legislation. All comments made on this site are available to the public and may form part of public records.

Key Dates

  • Stakeholder Session:
    Campground Operators
    (October 21, 2021)
  • Stakeholder Session:
    Lake Associations
    (October 26, 2021)
  • Stakeholder Session:
    General Public
    (October 28, 2021
    6 pm – 8 pm held via Zoom)
  • Draft Issues and Options Report
    (Winter 2021/2022)
    Download the Report
    Provide Feedback
  • Virtual Public Open House
    (February 10, 2022
    6 pm – 8 pm held via Zoom)

    Email to Register
  • Final Issues and Options Report
    (March 18, 2022)
    Download the Report
    Revised Issues and Options Report
    (March 28, 2022)
    Download the Revised Report
    Download the Revision Notes
  • Planning Advisory Committee Meeting
    (March 30, 2022)
    Meeting begins at 1pm.
    Livestream Link
  • Statutory Public Meeting
    August 25, 2022, 6:00pm
    Elgin Community Hall
    47 Main St, Elgin
    Watch the Video of Public Meeting
  • Final Land Use Study
    Download the Study

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