There is much to be said about connecting with the past, and what better subject in Ottawa than a mode of transport that was so important to Indigenous people over thousands of years and adopted(at least the canoe and kayak) more recently by other cultures who have made this country their home. So this area of the ORR website includes topics that are connected (boats, paddles, neighbourhood) to the the old Pumping Station whose outflow we rely on or the flatwater course beside Victoria Island.
For other interesting information on Ottawa history visit: www.bytown.net/
Here is a view of the Chaudiere Falls and the surrounding (Chaudiere) area, close to what is called LeBreton Flats. You can see Victoria Island, stacks of lumber, and a street running along the cliff top where the Supreme Court and other Federal buildings now sit.