We are a community nestled between the Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway (Ottawa River) to the north,
Tunney’s Pasture to the east, Scott Street to the south, and Island Park Drive (near Champlain Bridge) to the west.
The community consists of approximately 361 homes, with a neighborhood of over a 1,000 residents.
Some tidbits on what’s in our neighborhood:
- School – St. George Catholic School
- Mosque – Ottawa Mosque
- Closest library – Rosemount
- Champlain Park & Fieldhouse
- Urban Woodlands – Champlain Woods, Remic Woods, and Little Woods
- Ottawa River
- Access to Ottawa River Parkway trails and cycle paths – Champlain Parkway tunnel
- Access to the Ottawa River – Remic Beach and Remic Rapids Park
- Connects to the SJAM Winter Trail
- Urban Woodlands access – Champlain Woods, Remic Woods, and Little Woods
- Close to the Champlain Bridge, providing easy access to the beautiful Gatineau Park and Ottawa river
- 10 to 15 minute walk to Tunney’s Pasture O-Train rail station
- 10 to 15 minute walk to Westboro OCTranspo bus station
- On OC Transpo Bus Route 16, which goes downtown too
- 15 minutes from our nation’s beautiful capital – Ottawa and the Parliament buildings
- Minutes walk to both Westboro and Wellington Street for fantastic restaurants, shopping, coffee shops, art studio’s, designer clothing, hair salons and much more!
Celebrating our Ottawa River – Remic Beach
A significant section of the Ottawa River was designated as a Canadian Heritage River in 2016 for its cultural heritage values. The cultural heartland of the Algonquin people, the Ottawa River’s history also includes its role as an important travel route for explorers and the fur trade, as well as its industrial use for logging and hydro development. The Ottawa River was also important to the development of Canada and the choice of Ottawa as the national capital. Amazingly, the Ottawa River carries more water than all the rivers of Western Europe combined.
The community of Champlain Park started as a cottage community, “Riverside Park,” nestled on the banks of the Ottawa River. Today, the community enjoys links to downtown and neighbouring communities by spectacular walking, cycling and skiing trails along the river.
Ottawa Neighbourhood Study
Island Park is bounded by the Ottawa River on the north, Highway 417 on the south, both Parkdale Avenue (to the north of Scott Street) and Holland Avenue on the east, and Island Park Drive to the west. In 1910 the Ottawa Improvement Commission constructed Island Park Drive (then named The Ottawa Improvement Commission Driveway) as well as a series of bridges in the area which connected the Ottawa shore to the islands located between Ontario and Quebec. Those islands became known as Island Park. The grand homes located on Island Park drive today stem from a series of construction initiatives launched throughout the 1920s, depression era 1930s, and the 1940s.
More on Wellington Village study…
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