Impact of rising water levels and recent windstorm on Capital pathways

The NCC wishes to advise pedestrians and cyclists to exercise caution on some sections of the Capital Pathway network, as the recent rise in water levels has led to the closure of some pathway sections, and there are several other sections that should be avoided.

We ask that you please respect the barricades and follow the directional signage in place.

Our teams are working hard to clean up so that all sections of closed pathway can be reopened as soon as possible.

The affected pathways are listed below.

Ontario Urban Lands

Western lands

  • Underpass by Deschênes Rapids parking lot
  • Tunney’s Pasture underpass and another small spot just west of Tunney’s
  • The lower path starting just west of Champlain Bridge and running to Kitchissippi Lookout

Eastern lands

  • The lower pathway along the river is covered with water from P5 (Sir George-Étienne Cartier Parkway) toward the boathouse. 


  • Trail 42: sections B to E are still covered with water and impassable.
  • Trail 10, the portion near the bridge remains closed.
  • Trails 22 (Sarsaparilla), 23 (Old Quarry), 25 (Lime Kiln), 28 (Beaver and Chipmunk), 31, 32 and 45 are closed due to dangerous or fallen trees on the trails.
  • In the Greenbelt, a number of trees have fallen on the pathways and trail network. We are working as quickly as we can to identify and remediate issues.

All pathways in the south and in the core are clear, including the pathway behind Parliament Hill. 

Quebec Urban Lands

Voyageurs Corridor

  • Several places between the Deschênes Rapids and the Champlain Bridge

Champlain Corridor

  • One spot near the golf course

Leamy Lake Park / Fournier Boulevard

  • Two spots on the lake pathway (not recommended)
  • Pathway under the Lady Aberdeen Bridge (not recommended)
  • Pathway near the Gatineau Boom (covered with water)
  • Pathway near Brewery Creek (covered with water)