Dominique Huras

Strategic Communications Advisor

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 2:30 am

Last Updated
June 19, 2019 

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

Water levels are still above normal. As the water recedes, we continue to inspect and ensure safety on all NCC assets, including pathways. Our teams are working hard to reopen all sections of closed pathways as soon as possible.

Our team of engineers has been inspecting both the Champlain Bridge and the Portage Bridge weekly, and will continue to do so until the water recedes. Both bridges are currently holding well, and they are not at risk.

We ask that you please respect the barricades and follow the directional signage in place for your own safety.

The affected lands are listed below.

Ontario Urban Lands

Core area
• Parliament Hill section of the Ottawa River Pathway, from Bank Street to Portage Bridge

Western lands
• Champlain parking lot

Eastern lands
• Ottawa River Pathway completely closed (Lower path)

• P3 parking lot (Corkstown Road)
• A section of Trail 10

Quebec Urban Lands

Voyageurs Corridor
• Voyageurs Pathway, between from the Portage Bridge to the Canadian Museum of History, remains closed for repairs.

Leamy Lake Park / Leamy Creek
• The site, including picnic areas and the beach, is flooded and closed until further notice.

Gatineau Park

Gatineau Park trails are now open, except for those indicated.