The NCC is undertaking rehabilitation of the Rideau River Eastern Pathway and the shoreline next to it, as both were severely damaged in the 2017 floods.

About the project

Following the floods, the NCC completed temporary patching of the pathway. However, the shoreline and existing infrastructure are still severely damaged. This rehabilitation work will make them more resilient and resistant to future floods.

Process and timeline

Fall 2020 (completed)

  • Remove and rebuild existing damaged armour stone retaining wall.

Spring 2021

  • Plant new vegetation to help stabilize the shoreline.
  • Install a new culvert under the pathway.
  • Repair the asphalt and handrail.

About the pathway

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