Ottawa River Parkway is open during our four seasons. During the Spring season the Festival of Tulips is a great place to take your children for a variety of activities along the Parkway for example boat floatila and face painting. You can see a variety of boats at Dow's Lake and get good food at the Dow's Lake and National Arts Centre Cafe.
During the Summer season the River Parkway is filled with cyclists and people with rollerblades every day of the week. On Sunday the roads are closed to traffic to give even more room for the cyclists. They also hold races for donations.
All along the River Parkway during the Fall, we have a beautiful variety of trees with a kaleidascope of colors. Great pictures for amateur and professional photographers.
The Winter Carnaval has a variety of activities on ice. The Canal is the longest skating rink in the World. We have races, professional skaters and ice sculpture contests. All along the Canal you can smell and taste our fabulous beaver tails and hot chocolat. During a two-week period in February there are scheduled events every day.
For a schedule of events contact the City of Ottawa.
We have shuttle buses on certain days.
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