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Dows Lake Pavilion, Ottawa

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  • 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, option...  more »
  • 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 Ex...  more »
  • 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 checkin...  more »
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  • Great place to bring kids fishing. The docks produce plenty of bluegills, crappies, perch, and catfish. All you need is a hook and a worm. The pavilion offers a great view of the lake and is a nice place for weddings. In the winter, a perfect place to skate.
  • Had a very good time Canoeing for two hours. Reasonable prices specially if you split it with all your canoe mates ! Not sure if they have offers , but they are helpful enough so you can always ask anything. Beautiful view!!
  • nice scenery, surprisingly affordable food. nothing special about the menus, pretty tourist trap ish
  • They have a very decent house red house wine and a very good tea. Always nice to sit anywhere at Malone's. Fantastic view and very good service.
  • Beautiful view from the pavillion. You can buy Beavertails during the summer at the Malone's. We got them takeout and wandered around Dow's Lake. There are often baby ducks and geese there in the spring. Overall, a nice place to go with the family.

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