Ottawa – Kayakers, canoeists and stand up paddleboarders in Ottawa will soon have access to two new launch points on the Rideau Canal.
As reported by the CBC, Ottawa Centre MP Catherine McKenna, whose environment and climate change portfolio makes her the minister responsible for Parks Canada, made the announcement after portaging a canoe to the site of the first dock at Patterson Creek in the Glebe.
“It’s a way of celebrating the natural beauty that we have here in Ottawa,” said McKenna.
The second dock will be installed on the east side of the canal at Clegg Street in Old Ottawa East.
McKenna said more docks could follow.
“If it goes well, then we may be able to have other access points, which I think would be really exciting.”