Blackburn Hamlet is a suburban community Ottawa, Ontario. Before the 2001 amalgamation of the city of Ottawa, it was in the city of Gloucester. It is surrounded by rural areas and contains several older and newer areas of settlement.
Often referred to by the locals as simply “Blackburn,” it is one of only two suburban areas (the other being Bells Corners) surrounded by National Capital Commission (NCC) Greenbelt lands as well as lands owned by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police which were formerly the National Defense Proving Grounds. Together, these lands form part of Ottawa’s “Greenbelt” and provide Blackburn Hamlet residents and visitors with over 250 km of hiking and cross country skiing trails.