The NCC is keenly aware that these pathways are regarded, by residents and visitors alike, as defining assets of Canada’s Capital and that they rank among its most valued recreational assets.
The Voyageurs Pathway, from the Portage Bridge to the Canadian Museum of History, was severely damaged during the spring 2017 flood.
The work involved for the Voyageurs Pathway is significant and complex. As such, it required the cooperation of several government authorities, including multiple approvals of land access permits and environmental assessments.
Spring flooding in 2017 severely damaged a 700-m section of the Voyageurs Pathway between the Portage Bridge to the west and the Canadian Museum of History to the east.
By the end of May, the water levels receded enough to begin a full evaluation of the extent of the damage.
Severe shoreline erosion and infrastructure damage had occurred, in addition to the formation of sinkholes on this pathway.
Objectives of the repairs to these NCC assets:
General scope of the construction work:
This construction work started on July 16, 2018, and should be completed by the end of fall 2018.