Put In Put In
Take Out Take Out

The Pumphouse *

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  • Grade: 2
  • Level: Nearly always at a constant flow
  • Length: 250 m
  • Put In: By the Fleet street pumping station
  • Take Out: Before or after the tunnel
  • Shuttle: Walk! - 5 minutes up the trail
  • Character: Slalom training venue
  • References: Ottawa River Runners

What could be better - a whitewater paddling opportunity within walking distance from downtown? This facility uses the outflow from the Fleet Street pumping station to provide a short section of relatively easy whitewater. Hone your slalom skills on the training gates.

This is used pretty extensively for slalom training, and maintained by the Ottawa River Runners club. Commercial use is restricted, and regular users should certainly join the club. A new clubhouse is due to be completed sometime in 2017.

To drive there, take exit 121A off highway 417, and head north on Bronson. Turn left onto Albert street, and immediately after, take the first right. Park on the right.