OTTAWA OUTDOORS (July) OTTAWAOUTDOORS (July) - Page 17

PADDLING DOWS LAKE PAVILION Seven great reasons to visit this adventure location all summer 1. Lakeside escape in the heart of the city Don’t have a cottage, or the time to drive all the way out of town? No problem! Located at the base of Preston Street and minutes from downtown, Dows Lake offers an “urban hinterland” retreat in the centre of Canada’s Capital. 2. Fun on the water Try out a stand-up paddleboard (SUP), a kayak, canoe, or pedal boat, all available for rent at the Pavilion. 3. Experimental Farm Make a day of it! Bring the family and friends and after a nice paddle on the Lake, take the quick walk over to the Central Experimental Farm and enjoy one of the many programs and attractions on offer. 4. Arboretum Paddle along or stroll through the 26 acres of diverse flora. 5. Paths and trails Jogging, walking, biking, or rollerblading, there’s hardly a nicer setting in Ottawa than the paths running along Dows Lake and snaking through the arboretum. 6. Stay fit! Whether you’re on the water itself or taking advantage of one of the surrounding areas, all activities in the vicinity offer varying degrees of physical challenge that are bound to get the blood flowing and keep you smiling. 7. Three fantastic restaurants After it’s all said and done, take some time to relax; no matter if you’re looking for Tex-Mex, pub style fare, or casual fine dining. Dows lake has it all! Finally a mask and kayak that adds a new perspective to your outdoor adventures! YUP, LOOK DOWN AND SEE A MAGNIFIED, CLEAR VIEW OF THE WATER BELOW Durable LIGHTWEIGHT Construction, this clear kayak is made from for 100% UV- resistant polycobonate sheeting and features marine grade corrosion-resistant hardware. Its dimensions (11’x3’) supports two persons, with an included two seats and paddles. The seats are adjustable and removable giving you the option to make this a one or two person kayak. Further, it has two bright orange flotation items to help the bow and stern stand out. Also enjoy a complimentary life Jacket and transportation cart to make it easy to transport. As a bonus –– if you have to portage –– you’ll be able to see where you’re going. WHEN YOU’RE DONE paddling, enjoy this panoramic full-face mask, which offers superior views over a standard diving mask. The 180° view is beautiful for underwater adventures. It is also equipped with a movable GoPro camera stand so you can capture every amazing moment in the water and share it with your friends and family. Deep, easy breaths allow you to take in undersea sights with a unique design that lets you breathe without holding a snorkel in your mouth. It’s easier than ever so you can breathe naturally through your mouth or nose while you are snorkeling. These two products will change your outdoor water experiences. Find out more at www.BucketlistAdventures.ca. WWW.OTTAWAOUTDOORS.CA | 17