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Trip # 1 Ottawa Locks 1-8

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Downtown Ottawa was abuzz with Canada Day preparations I tied my kayak up next to the Ottawa Conference Center near the eight locks dropping 24.1 meters down to the Ottawa River. There was a Jazz festival in Confederation Park and boaters were tied up along side the National Arts Center. I stopped at a gourmet   …Continue Reading


Hartwell’s Lock is a great place to kayak into Ottawa

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I began my journey on the Rideau waterway at Hartwell’s Lock. Hartwell’s is a flight of two locks that are ninth and tenth ascending up river to Kingston from Ottawa. Hartwell’s is one of three lockstations within the city’s urban center and sits adjacent to Carleton University. Cycling paths border the canal up to Parliament   …Continue Reading