Guide:
Name: David Jeanes
When
Date: May 04, 2014
Time: 2:00 PM
Duration: 1.5 hr
Language: English
Where
Start: Bytown Museum
End: Corktown Bridge or City Hall
Area: Parliament Hill/Golden Triangle
Distance: 1.5 km
Accessibility:

There are two places along the tour where a wheelchair must make a short detour before rejoining the tour. First is at the National Arts Centre. The second is between Lisgar Collegiate and the Corktown Bridge.

Along the Rideau Canal: the Locks to the Corktown Bridge



Description

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This is a popular walk that is regularly offered by Heritage Ottawa on Colonel By Day weekend. It showcases important buildings of varied styles from different eras, as well as the design and engineering of the canal, its bridges, and the former railway corridor.

The Rideau Canal locks descending to the Ottawa River.


Route

Starting at the Bytown Museum, we'lll walk beside the locks to the Lockmaster's House, past the National Arts Centre, Confederation Park, the Drill Hall, Lisgar Collegiate and the Corktown Bridge. Optional return to Ottawa City Hall.


About

David Jeanes is a retired engineer and an aficionado of railways and built heritage. He has given many walking tours for Heritage Ottawa and has known the canal for over 50 years, since his days at Lisgar Collegiate.