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Constance Bay is a community of approximately 3,000 people, situated around the Torbolton Forest, a protected and managed conservation area, along the Ottawa River about 20 minutes west of Kanata. It is located within the limits of the City of Ottawa.
The bay and nearby Constance Lake were named after Simon Constant, a member of the Algonquin nation who lived in the area long before white settlers arrived. In 2005, 30% of the housing was designated as seasonal, while 70% of the real estate was year round.
There are a host of amenities in the community, ranging from the basic gas station, general store, restaurants (licensed), to bed and breakfasts and chapel.
During the summer months the town is bustling, with plenty of people taking advantage of the long list of activities available. Swimming, boating, water skiing, canoeing, hiking, horseback riding, cycling are just a few of the options.
At the centre of the village is the community centre, which features a free skateboard park as well as two baseball diamonds (lit for night play) soccer fields, play structures, and an outdoor ice rink.
In winter, the community stays busy with ice fishing, snowmobiling, cross country skiing, ice skating, and horseback riding. Year round wildlife enthusiasts flock to the Torbolton Forest for an opportunity to see rare plant life, animals, and birds.
The forest has been designated as a Provincially Significant Area of Natural and Scientific interest.
Constance Bay shares municipal amenities with neighbouring towns, which increases the number of easily accessible churches to eight. There are six schools in the area; Fitzroy Centennial Public School, Fitzroy Harbour Public School, Huntley Centennial Public School, Stonecrest Elementary School, Torbolton Public School, and West Carleton Secondary School.