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Dow’s Lake

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Under construction
Ottawa, ON K1S 2E7

Dow's Lake Station lies on the Rideau Canal. It will serve the O-Train Line 2, which runs from Bayview to Limebank. This location is famous for the Canadian Tulip Festival in summer and is a flagship Winterlude destination. Formerly named Carling Station, the station is found just north of Carling Avenue. It is conveniently connected to an adjacent multi-use pathway (MUP) on the east.

The station is currently undergoing renovations, including restoring the elevators and building new ones.


Fares made easy

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  • Fare gates at the station entrance
  • Fare-paid zone for more convenient connections

Navigation and wayfinding

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  • Clear signage and wayfinding
  • Illuminated “O” pylon and lantern box
  • Digital departure screens giving estimated train and bus trip times
  • Service maps
  • Free OC information phones for trip planning help and answers to all your questions
  • Map of nearby destinations (within walking distance)

Cyclist amenities

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  • 20-space Bicycle parking shelter
  • 20 regular bike parking spaces
  • Connection to multi-use pathway


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  • Dual elevators
  • Escalator
  • Audible and visual announcements
  • Tactile wayfinding tiles & platform edge indicator strips
  • Braille/tactile signage

Safety and security

  • Transecure waiting area
  • Emergency phones
  • Platform edge indicator strips
  • Platform Inter track barriers
  • Video camera monitoring

Comfort and convenience

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  • Connected to Dow's Lake
  • Multi-use pathways
  • Heated waiting areas
  • Westbound bus stop and shelter

What's nearby

Places of interest within walking distance

  • Dow's Lake
  • Dominion Arboretum
  • Commissioners Park
  • Fletcher Wildlife Garden

Also close-by

  • Ottawa Hospital Civic Campus
  • Canada Agriculture and Food Museum
  • Dow's Lake
  • Heart Island
  • Dominion Observatory