Tuesday, October 23, 2018 8:00 am to Friday, March 20, 2020 5:00 pm

A 750-metre section of the Rideau Canal Eastern Pathway, between Main Street and the University of Ottawa signalized crossing, is closed to pedestrians and cyclists at all times to allow Parks Canada concrete rehabilitation work on Rideau Canal walls along Echo Drive.

When: Thursday, October 25, 2018 until spring 2020.


  • Directional signage is installed on-site to advise pathway users of the closure and the detour to take via the alternative pathway along the east side of Colonel By Drive during the work.
  • The detour will be plowed and maintained during winter.
  • A temporary signalized crossing is also installed at the intersection of Colonel By Drive at Main Street for pedestrians and cyclists.
  • The National Capital Commission recommends that users use the detour in place or use the Rideau Canal Western Pathway along the Queen Elizabeth Driveway.
Closure Map