At Lost Ottawa, we encourage everyone to get out and visit “lost” places in and out of the city. Maybe it’s a garden you’ve never seen, a park you’ve never been, or a historic site you heard about, and always meant to visit, but just never got around to it?

Here are some outings worth making.

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...

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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 get to it...

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McKay Lake

Thomas McKay is one of those truly impressive figures from the early history of  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....

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