Rising water level causes flooding on pathways

Rising water level along the Ottawa River Pathway
Rising water level along the Ottawa River Pathway
Friday, April 28, 2017 - 04:00 pm

We wish to advise pedestrians and cyclists to exercise caution along some sections of the Capital Pathway network as rising water levels causes flooding and closes many sections of pathways.

We ask you to respect barricades and directional signage when they are in place.

Affected pathways are:

Ottawa River Pathway

  • A one-kilometre section of the Ottawa River Pathway, behind Parliament Hill, between Library and Archives Canada and the Rideau Canal Locks, is closed due to flooding.
  • Sections of the western Ottawa River Pathway, between Richmond Road and Parkdale Avenue, are also flooded and closed.
  • A section of the Ottawa River Pathway along the Sir George-Étienne Cartier Parkway, between Ogilvie Road and The Ottawa New Edinburgh Club, is closed because of flooding.

Mud Lake Pathway

  • Sections of the Mud Lake Pathway are closed due to flooding. 

Leamy Lake Pathway

  • Multiple sections along the pathway are under water.

Gatineau River Pathway

  • The section under the Lady Aberdeen Bridge is flooded and closed.­

Voyageurs Pathway 

  • A one-kilometre section of the Voyageurs Pathway, behind the Canadian Museum of History, is closed due to flooding.
  • Sections of the Voyageurs Pathway in Jacques Cartier Park are flooded.
  • Sections of the Voyageurs Pathway in Aylmer are under water.