The walk will generally follow the Ottawa river pathway, but we may occasionally go off the path. There may be some steps and some grassy areas. It may be challenging for strollers, wheelchairs, and scooters.
Embark with me along the Ottawa River, the historically great Kitchissippi. A host of treasures are in store for those willing to walk the shoreline between Remic Rapids to the Ottawa Rowing Club nestled in the shadow of the MacDonald Cartier Bridge (for example, we will pass the site of John Ceprano's Balancing Rock sculptures). Between these landmarks lies a path generous with architectural icons, artistic enhancements, and sacred sites from all aspects of Canadian culture, framed always by sweeping landscapes of the river with imposing views of the Gatineau Hills. Join me for a tiny bit of history, a pinch of culture, and a walk suited to the celebration of spring and a spirit of humanity that respectfully flows from shore to shore.
Starting at the parking lot at Remic Rapids and follow the bike path along the Ottawa River, crossing at the locks and continuing on a path that leads to the Ottawa Rowing Club.
Esther Elisabeth is a doctoral student interested in the impact of leisure on humanity and spiritual development. She wishes to share the river landscapes on this walk because she has found them to exemplify an artistically enhanced, optimal healing environment where nature and humanity converge to co-create sustainable beauty.