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Safety Advisory - Temporary Closure of the Rideau Canal Skateway

Canada’s Capital Region - The National Capital Commission announces that as of tonight, 10 pm, January 10, the Rideau Canal Skateway will be temporarily closed on 7 kilometres, from Rideau Street (National Arts Centre) to Dows Lake, because of adverse weather conditions and their negative impact on the ice.

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Rideau Canal Skateway: Behind the ice

We are working on our 48th skating season. Did you know that the NCC has been maintaining the Rideau Canal Skateway since 1971? It first opened after a team of NCC employees, armed with brooms and shovels, cleared a small section of ice near the National Arts Centre. Over time, the length of the Rideau Canal Skateway grew, as did our knowledge of the science of ice.

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Section closure of Trail #51 in Mer Bleue, January 4 to 19

A section of Trail #51, near parking lot P20, in the Mer Bleue sector of the Greenbelt is closed from January 4 to January 19.

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Gatineau Park winter season kicks off December 16

Get out your toques and mitts! Winter is here! With the recent snowfall, the cross-country ski, snowshoe and snow biking season will officially open on Saturday, December 16, 2017, in Gatineau Park, the Capital’s conservation park.

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Winter activities in Gatineau Park

When I think of winter in Gatineau Park, the first word that comes to mind is “magical.” Ten years ago, when I left my native France, I never dreamed that winter could be this magnificent and spectacular. Today, I’m proud to be working for a conservation park like Gatineau Park.

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Imaging the City

New technologies are changing the way we imagine and understand the urban environment. On December 4, NCC’s Urbanism Lab teamed up with Carleton University’s Azrieli School of Architecture and Urbanism to explore new dimensions of visualization in urbanism, landscape and design.

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Nepean Point winning design concept chosen

The winning concept for the Nepean Point redevelopment, entitled Big River Landscape, submitted by Janet Rosenberg & Studio Inc. with Patkau Architects, Blackwell Structural Engineers, and ERA Architects Inc., was approved by the NCC Board of Directors.

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