The Ottawa River Pathway is another pleasant waterside run in Ottawa. Starting centrally near Rideau Hall, the mostly paved multi-use path runs through Rockcliffe Park and then along the Ottawa River for up to 13.5 km. The path parallels the Cartier Parkway for about two-thirds of its length. After the first 2 km through Rockcliffe Park, there are great views of the water for most of the way. At the 4 km mark is the Canada Aviation and Space Museum, and Green’s Park is at 10 km. The eastern terminus of the path is in the Hiawatha Park area, just past a lookout point.
Add-On: Rockcliffe Park neighborhood. Create your own route in this lovely older neighborhood with quiet streets and nice homes. The area is between the Cartier Parkway and Highway 44, extending east to the Aviation Museum.
- Up to 13.5 km (8.4 miles) one-way
- 57m (186 feet)
- Rockliffe Park
- Four different parking lots in Rockcliffe Park, and other lots along the way