Biking to see The Legend of Swan River

For this year’s Ottawa Children’s Festival, one of the plays, The Legend of Swan River, will be performed at Remic Rapids Park, located 3 km’s upstream from the main site on Lebreton Flats.  There will be a shuttle bus to transport audience members from Lebreton Flats to Remic Rapids Park, however one can also bike to the site along the very pleasant Ottawa River Pathway. Here’s how. UPDATE: May 18 – This year’s Children’s Festival has come and gone, but this route remains a great ride from Lebretton Flats to Remic Rapids Park.

Starting from the entrance arch to the Children’s Festival along Sir John A MacDonald Parkway, follow the path to the western end of Lebreton Flats where it joins the Ottawa River Pathway.

Entrance to Childrens Festival at Lebreton Flats
Where the path through Lebreton Flats connects to the Ottawa River Pathway

Continue heading west and upstream. You’ll soon go over a little bridge before continuing along the edge of the Ottawa River.

 

Little bridge along the Ottawa River Pathway, just west of Lebreton Flats

The path also passes under the Prince of Wales train bridge, then meanders pleasantly all the way to Remic Rapids Park.

Path heading under the Prince of Wales train bridge
Another view to be had along the Ottawa River Pathway on the way to Remic Rapids Park

There is a fork in the path just before arriving at the park. Stay to the right along the water’s edge.

Fork in the path

A short distance from the fork you’ll notice a concrete lookout. Take the gravel exit opposite the lookout. This is where the play commences.

Arrivée!

I didn’t notice any bike racks at the Remic Rapids site, however there are many sign posts around the edge of the parking  to which one can lock your bike.

Bike lock up

Et voila!

 

Author: ottawavelo

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2 thoughts on “Biking to see The Legend of Swan River”

  1. Thank you so much for guiding cyclists to our outdoor show, Brian! We love the idea of our audiences biking through the landscape before they join our actors for a unique immersive theatrical experience in the fictional town of ‘Swan River.’ Enjoy the ride!

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