At the tailrace

Right in downtown Ottawa we have a World Class C1/K1 Whitewater course (class 2). This was created in the tailrace below the heritage designated Fleet Street water pumping station (built 1875). The pumps are operated by water powered turbines, the run-off water is what fills the C1/K1 Whitewater course. The Ottawa River Runners Whitewater Club operate the course. As it is in downtown Ottawa it is easily accessible, but oddly enough while thousands of commuters in cars, buses and on the LRT pass nearby few know this gem even exists.

Here is a slide show of the action seen there…

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