Rising water level causes flooding on pathways

We wish to advise pedestrians and cyclists to exercise caution along some sections of the Capital Pathway network as the recent rising water levels caused flooding and closed many sections of pathways.

We ask you to respect barricades and directional signage when they are in place.

Our teams are working hard to cleanup and reopen all sections of closed pathways as soon as possible.

Affected pathways are:

Ottawa River Pathway

  • A one-kilometre section of the Ottawa River Pathway, behind Parliament Hill, between Portage Bridge and the Rideau Canal Locks, is closed.

Leamy Lake Park: pathways and beach area

  • The Leamy Lake Pathway around the lake is open.
  • Site is open and accessible.

  • The beach area is still completely flooded and closed. 

Gatineau Park

  • The Lac des Fees Pathway, near the soccer field, is closed.

Voyageurs Pathway 

  • A section of the Voyageurs Pathway, between the Portage Bridge and the Canadian Museum of History, is closed until further notice. Respect the signage and take the detour in place during the closure. There are dangers behind the fences.
Recent rising water level map

Recent rising water level map

We wish to advise pedestrians and cyclists to exercise caution along some sections of the Capital Pathway network as the recent rising water levels caused flooding and closed many sections of pathways.

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