Archives: February 2013

Britannia Yacht Club: Historical Spotlight

Located in Ottawa’s west end neighbourhood of Britannia Village, the Britannia Yacht Club (BYC) is one of Canada’s oldest yacht clubs. Its roots are based on a gathering of cottagers who spent summers at Britannia-on-the-Bay. Once known as the Britannia Aquatic Club, the association met for nine years in an old saw mill. The name […]

Enjoying the Rideau River

Over 145 kilometres long, the Rideau River offers picturesque views. The river flows north from the Upper Rideau Lake and empties into the Ottawa River at Rideau Falls. The Rideau Canal was formed by joining the River River with the Cataraqui River. To help reduce flooding, city workers often utilize ice blasting to eliminate the ice […]

Spotlight: Dow’s Lake Pavillion

An Outdoor Paradise Dow’s Lake Pavillion, located in the heart of Dow’s Lake, offers a variety of recreational activities throughout the year. If you’re looking to enjoy the Rideau Canal and Dow’s Lake, this is the place to be! The Pavilion is easily accessible from points around the city with an abundance of parking to […]

Bells Corners: A Movie Set

Directed by Jo Marr and written by Maher Baroud, “Going Thru a Thing” is a comical account of a middle-age man who quickly learns that growing up never stops, and that one can always change their path. Filmed in Bells Corners in 2010, the film featured an actress from Stittsville. Sammy, played by the Stittsville […]