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Dow’s Lake

Dow’s Lake is a man-made inlet that sits on the historic Rideau Canal. Located in the heart of Ottawa, Dow’s Lake is a popular destination throughout the year and boasts some of the most exciting seasonal events.

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Dow’s Lake
1001 Queen Elizabeth
Dow’s Lake Website

The large pavilion situated on the edge of the lake hosts banquets, community events and features three restaurants, recreational rentals and a marina. Thousands of people congregate there in the winter for the Winterlude festival, and in the summer it becomes a fully functional marina with recreational equipment available for rent; including canoes, kayaks and paddleboats.

Canoes and kayaks on Dow's Lake

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