I - I Like to See the Water When I Ride

Hugging the Rideau River, Crossing the Ottawa River, following the Gatineau River and riding along the Rideau Canal to Mooney's Bay. 38.7 km

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My ride

This route highlights the splendor of Ottawa and Gatineau’s rivers, lakes, canals and the pathways alongside them.

My family made this a Father’s Day ride, knowing how I would most want to enjoy it. Cycling, followed by food! Options for picnicking or meandering onto commercial streets for food and beverage are too many to list.

The Rideau Falls, the beach at Lac Leamy, the Alexandra Bridge views over the Ottawa River and many of the regions most striking buildings are all part of the not-so-hidden gems to be found.