Timber Slide

Timber Slide

Before we had government there were trees and Ottawa was all about the lumber. Timber literally poured down the Ottawa River. Mills located near the Chaudiere Falls cut millions of board feet every, beginning around 1854, but most years from 1806 to 1908, timber also...
The Rockeries

The Rockeries

Sunday Outing: An often forgotten place that’s nice to visit is the Rockeries, located in Rockcliffe at the end of Acacia Street. It’s a pretty spot that contains bits a pieces of old Ottawa buildings, including the original Carnegie Library. You can also...
McKay Lake

McKay Lake

Thomas McKay is one of those truly impressive figures from the early history ofย  Ottawa. After immigrating from Scotland, he first made his name (and a fortune) in the region by building the eight locks at the north end of the Rideau Canal, down to the Ottawa River....