Byways and Waterways
Are you in the Ottawa area and interested in visiting or learning more about Ottawa’s byways and waterways? With the help of our Ottawa Byways and Waterways listings, you’ll find the information you need. From the Rideau Canal in Ottawa to Omega Park in Quebec, you’ll find out more about the byways and waterways in the Ottawa area with our Ottawa Byways and Waterways directory to assist you!
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Confederation Park is a downtown park in Ottawa, Canada. It is bordered on the south by Laurier Avenue and Ottawa City Hall; on the east by the Rideau Canal; on the north by the Mackenzie King Bridge, the Rideau Centre and the National Arts Centre; and, to the west, by Elgin Street and the Lord Elgin Hotel.
Two lookout points offer you an exceptional view of the Ottawa River from the Eardley Escarpment towards the valley of the Outaouais River. Drive or cycle up the picturesque Champlain Parkway to Huron Lookout (1,145 feet-349 metres), or to Champlain Lookout (1,095 feet-333.7 metres), and observe breathtaking views.
Animals and humans come together in harmony in this large wild animal park. As you travel a 10-km path in your vehicle, you will discover many species of wild animals in their natural habitat.
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police invites the whole family to visit the scenic Rockcliffe facilities. Come view the stables, the State Landau and the Log Cabin.
The Rideau Canal is a symbol of Canada's rich heritage. Built between 1826 and 1832 by the Royal Engineers under the supervision of Lieutenant Colonel John By, the Rideau Canal Waterway links the Ottawa River in the Nation's Capital to Lake Ontario in Kingston. The Rideau Canal Waterway is maintained and operated by Parks Canada. The Rideau Canal makes an important contribution to the beauty and spirit of the capital.
The memory of Terry Fox's courage leads 500,000 Canadians each year to participate in the Terry Fox Run held to carry on Terry's quest for a cure for cancer. He is commemorated by this statue in the Capital, as well as in many other ways: public buildings carry his name, a postage stamp bears his image and there is even a mountain in British Columbia called Terry Fox.
Costumed interpreters recreate the simple life of an Ontario village circa 1865, and answer visitor's questions while going about their daily chores.
Just behind the National Gallery and high above the edge of the Ottawa River, lies Nepean Point. A wonderful spot for viewing areas on both sides of the Ottawa River, this point is home to a statue of Samuel de Champlain holding a astrolabe. Check out Nepean Point for some great photographs.