The official web site is www.fallingbrook.com/petrieisland/
Petrie Island is a complex of islands and wetlands located on the south shore of the Ottawa River in suburban Ottawa, Canada. It features a large public beach, boat launch, interpretation center, and an extensive nature preserve with access trails where you may view many birds, reptiles and other animals as well as rare trees and other plant species. The site is owned by the City of Ottawa, which operates the beach. The Friends of Petrie Island operate the interpretation center and oversee the nature preserve, which covers most of the western portion of the site.
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Petrie Island is located on the Ottawa River, in the eastern part of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. It is accessed from Highway 174 (The Queensway) at Trim Road. If you are in downtown Ottawa, take Highway 417 east until "the split". Keep left at the split onto 174, which is still a four-lane limited-access highway that leads into Orleans. The first traffic light you will encounter is at Trim Road, at which you should turn left. Note that you will have to pay for parking: $2 for 5 hours.
Canada Day Celebrations at Petrie Island
An alternative to the rather busy festivities on Parliament Hill, families can enjoy an event filled day along the Ottawa River. Even an Amusement park is available and the evening ends with a celebration of Fireworks.
The list of shows and activities went something like this:
They only drawback is the long journey back to your parking spot and the long wait for traffic to clear as people leave Petrie Island all at once, it's not nearly as bad as trying to leave from the main festivities on Parliament Hill, but you will need some patience and I suggest you bring a good flashlight because it's awfully dark after the fireworks have finished.
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