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Dows Lake Pavilion

1001 Queen Elizabeth Dr, Ottawa, Ontario K1S 5K7, Canada
+1 613-232-1001
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Dows Lake Pavilion, Ottawa

Dows Lake Pavilion is one of the lovely location for anybody looking to enjoy the Rideau Canal and... read more

Reviewed 4 October 2017
Kaveh H
Ottawa, Canada
Nice place to spend an afternoon

We rented a canoe at the Pavilion. The people at the rental shack were helpful and friendly. It... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2017
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Large pavilion on Dows Lake with restaurants and a marina that serves as a year-round recreational center.
  • Excellent37%
  • Very good43%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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1001 Queen Elizabeth Dr, Ottawa, Ontario K1S 5K7, Canada
The Glebe / Dow's Lake
+1 613-232-1001
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Reviewed 4 October 2017

Dows Lake Pavilion is one of the lovely location for anybody looking to enjoy the Rideau Canal and Dows Lake. located at 1001 Queen Elizabeth Drive in Ottawa, it offers an abundance of parking, options for recreational activities, appetising restaurants with scenic water views and...More

Thank Kaveh H
Reviewed 3 October 2017

We rented a canoe at the Pavilion. The people at the rental shack were helpful and friendly. It being a Monday, not too many people around; it was very peaceful and it was fun paddling around along Experimental Farm and beyond. We rounded up our...More

Thank gripbic45
Reviewed 24 September 2017

Lots of services and sites to be seen. A few good restaurants, kayak and paddle boat rentals, pleasant green space to walk around and the tulip festival in the spring which is definitely worth checking out.

Thank Meaghan P
Reviewed 20 September 2017

I would be ashamed of running or working there. I ordered a mango daiquiri neglected to ask how much it was as it is not in the menu,for $11 I expect some taste. I had to ask for fruits to add to it. For dinner,...More

Thank Linespatcher
Reviewed 6 September 2017

A really nice place to go biking, walking or for a run. It's a beautiful place to even just sit by the Canal and watch people who are out or the ducks. (Just don't feed them).

Thank 666_Sophia
Reviewed 24 August 2017

Very cool way to see downtown Ottawa, but not cool enough for bad customer service to be acceptable. Not a "hello," "not a thank you," not a "have a nice day." And when I asked for a locker for my purse, it was put in...More

Thank Fookie
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Or rent a boat, canoe or paddle board. Out on the lake it is very safe and you are surrounded by greenery in the middle of the city. The Rideau Canal runs on one shore of the lake so it is accessible by larger boats...More

Thank fintech16
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Dow's Lake is part of the Rideau Canal-- located slightly to the south and west of downtown. The centre rents paddle boats, Kayaks and canoes during the summer months. There are also three restaurants which are open year round. The centre is also in the...More

Thank smdoctoroff
Reviewed 9 July 2017

Good services and a wonderful outdoor patio to enjoy the sunshine while you are eating it. Food was good and the service was good. Win, win.

Thank Dave S
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

Had a great time canoeing on Dows Lake. The rentals are very reasonable at 17$/ hour and 10$ every hour after that. The line up can be a bit of a wait because life jacket sizing occurs. Possibly if they had someone specifically assigned to...More

Thank Ann C
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