The NCC is working hard to repair the multi-use recreational pathways and shoreline assets that were significantly damaged by the recent flooding.
July 2, 2019
Since the flooding began, the NCC’s flood response team has worked non-stop doing on-site inspections, cleaning and making repairs to affected areas, including pathways, to ensure their safety prior to reopening. The NCC’s team of engineers continues to inspect both the Champlain Bridge and the Portage Bridge weekly.
We ask that you please respect the barricades and follow the directional signage in place for your own safety.
The affected lands are listed below.
Ontario Urban Lands
• Parliament Hill section of the Ottawa River Pathway, from Bank Street to Portage Bridge - needs significant debris cleanup, as well as minor asphalt, sinkhole and furniture repairs. Isolated areas along the pathway also require replacement of plants, mulch and top soil. The pathway is expected to reopen in mid-July.
• Champlain parking lot - Remains closed until Spring 2020 for work as part of the Champlain Node Parking Lot project.
• The section of the Ottawa River Pathway that runs along the Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway has reopened, but will still require repairs that may cause temporary closures. The NCC will be using riprap (large rocks) in its shoreline stabilization work on newly affected areas. Many sections also need asphalt and edge repairs. Areas will be prioritized based on health and safety risks.
• Ottawa River Pathway closed on the west side of Aviation Parkway (updated: 2019-06-21)
• A section of Trail 10
Quebec Urban Lands
• Voyageurs Pathway, between from the Portage Bridge to the Canadian Museum of History - requires asphalt repairs and retaining wall adjustments. It also needs complete replacement of plants, mulch and top soil. The pathway is expected to reopen at the end of July.
Leamy Lake Park / Leamy Creek
• The Park remains closed to the public until further notice.
• The beach remains flooded, and park assets require decontamination.
• The pathways have reopened to the public, but some sections have damages
Gatineau Park trails are open.