Posted by: National Capital Commission
The National Capital Commission, Parks Canada, and the City of Ottawa have commissioned Matrix Heritage to produce a cultural landscape study of the Ottawa urban section of the Rideau Canal corridor. The study will create a guiding document that outlines the heritage values and character-defining elements within the study area and how these can best be enhanced and protected for Canadians now and into the future.
The study area covers the urban section of the Rideau Canal in Ottawa and spans approximately 8.5 km. It stretches from the Ottawa Locks at the Ottawa River in the north to Hog’s Back Locks and Falls in the south.
The study area covers the Ottawa urban section of the Rideau Canal and spans approximately 8.5 kilometres. It stretches from the Ottawa Locks at the Ottawa River in the north, to Hog’s Back Locks and Falls in the south.
The map below illustrates this area in yellow.
This study focuses on the Rideau Canal itself, areas in its immediate vicinity, and areas with a significant influence on the canal.
Throughout the study, residents and visitors will be asked questions about how they use the canal and what they value most about the canal in terms of:
- Visual Quality & Design
- Park Space
- National Pride