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 avoid the chaos of searching for spaces downtown.

A great destination for Ottawa’s residents and tourists, Dow’s Lake Pavilion is the primary hub for the world’s longest skating rink and location for Winterlude Festival events. You can also rent skates and sleighs from the Pavilion.

During warmer months, the Pavilion offers kayak, canoe, and paddleboat rentals.  The marina is privately owned, offering both season and transient docking. Seasonal boating fees start at $69.00 per foot.

The Pavilion has great restaurant options to enjoy after a long day of recreation and relaxation including:

  • Lago – an excellent selection of international decisions
  • Malone’s Lakeside Grill – offering an eclectic mix of Greek and Italian cuisines
  • GuadalaHARRY’s Bar and Grill – a fun spot for all your Mexican favourites

Interested in learning more about Dow’s Lake? Drop us a note or give us a call at (613) 238-2801

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