The NCC is undertaking a project to realign a section of the Gatineau River Pathway, which was damaged by flooding in 2017 and 2019.

About the project

Flooding in recent years has collapsed a section of shoreline and part of the Gatineau River Pathway, between the Leamy Lake canal and the Ottawa River. This project will involve building a new section of pathway away from the flood plain, to ensure public safety and protect the natural habitat of the western chorus frog.

Process and timeline

Summer–fall 2022

  • Installation of exclusion barriers to protect the habitat of the western chorus frog
  • Rehabilitation of the existing underground electrical line
  • Excavation and paving a new section of pathway
  • Renaturalization of the existing pathway

About the pathway

The Gatineau River Pathway is part of the Capital Pathway network, one of the largest pathway networks in North America. More than 600 kilometres of multi-use paths link superb natural areas, parks, gardens, museums and other attractions.


This project is part of the NCC’s major infrastructure projects made possible with the Government of Canada’s $52.4-million investment from the 2020 federal budget.