Birthday Parties

The best parties in Ottawa are right here!

Whether it's a birthday, anniversary or team celebration, we'll make your event a piece of cake!

  • Convenient party packages that include decor & staff
  • Leave the details & mess to us
  • Largest selection of themes & activities
  • central location with adjacent park, pool and free parking
  • Party leaders bring it to life with games & activities
  • Easy food options through our partners at Boston Pizza Carling

"Dovercourt parties are a blast for the kids…and easy to host"

Call 613-798-8950 ext. 0 to book your party package.

Our parties are held at both Dovercourt Recreation Centre (411 Dovercourt Ave.) and the McKellar Park Fieldhouse (539 Wavell Ave near Byron).

The Party Supervisor will confirm the details during the week prior to your booked party and be on hand during your party.

The fine print

  • Party bookings are on a first-come, first-served basis. Contact Customer Service (613-798-8950 ext 0). to book your party.
  • The party fee is due at time of booking. Please note that there is a $20 admin fee for any refunds and cancellations. There is a 14 day minimum cancellation period. 
  • If you do not know the final number always select the minimum and upgrade number of participants at least 1 week before with Party & Booking Supervisor at ext 273.

Party & Room Upgrades

  • Cotton Candy: $1.70/ bag
  • Party Leader: $50/ 2 hours
  • Decorations (wall + table decoration, table cloth, balloons): $50
  • Dovercat Appearance: $90


Food: You may bring in or order any type of food you wish to serve. You will have access to a regular size fridge & freezer and microwaves.
Alcohol: Is allowed, but requires a Liquor license, liability waiver form filled out, liability insurance fee (rate depends on number of participants), refer to hourly room rates listed above specifically for liquor.

What else should I bring?

  • Camera & Memory Cards/ film, batteries
  • Video camera
  • Birthday Cake, candles, matches
  • paper plates, cups, forks & other cutlery, knife, napkins
  • Juice or pop, additional snacks or food
  • Loot bags

Food options

Boston Pizza Carling Avenue offers a special menu for parties; order through the Customer Service staff at Dovercourt (613-798-8950 ext. 0):

  • Cheese pizza (10 slices): $15.00 + HST
  • Pepperoni Pizza (10 slices): $15.00 + HST
  • Chicken Fingers (10 pack): $17.00 + HST
  • Garden Salad (10 servings): $17.00 + HST
  • Caesar Salad (10 servings): $17.00 + HST
  • Juice or Water: $1