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Dow’s Lake

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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.

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.