I stop for a latte and drink in the view. The café, six tables and a banquette against the plate glass wall, offers a window onto the Byward Market and the Gatineau hills. Wind pushes the clouds across the city in an ephemeral drama of light and shadow. A commercial crane, red and ten stories tall, anchors the scene. Continue reading Developing a Personal Point of View
Jane’s Walk Burritt’s Rapids is a community-wide festival organized by the people, for the people in partnership with the Burritt’s Rapids Community Association, Inc. (BRCA)
How to get to Burritt’s Rapids
By public transportation
There are no public transportation options to/from the village.
Coming from downtown Ottawa there are two routes (use the street address 23 Grenville St., Burritt’s Rapids in Google Maps):
a) Take the 416 south to Exit 42 – Dilworth Road and follow Donnelly Drive (follow the ‘Merrickville’ signs) to Burritt’s Rapids.
b) Take Dwyer Hill Rd south until it ends at the t-junction at Donnelly Drive. Park along Donnelly near the church (recommended) or take a left then an immediate right into the village.
Park anywhere along Donnelly Drive near the church (3 mins walk to the Community Hall)
Drive south through the village, crossing both bridges. Park in the gravel ‘parking lot’ on the south side of the canal, immediately to the left of the swing bridge (4 mins walk to the community hall).
There are a few food options:
1. There will be some snacks for sale at the event but when you’re heading to Ruralville it’s always recommended to bring along food, especially if you have kids in tow. We recommend packing a picnic lunch as there are so many lovely spots along the river/canal and trails. But there is a lovely restaurant on the outskirts of the village…
2. …less than 15 minutes walk from the village centre. It’s called Lock 17 and it is open all weekend for breakfast, lunch and dinner. It can accessed by walking the eastern end of the Tip-to-Tip trail and crossing the canal at the lock station, or by walking/driving to River Rd. and turning left.
3. There will be a village potluck on Sunday, May 3rd from noon to 1:30pm. When you arrive at noon with your dish you’ll be given a wristband to participate. Please click here for important details.
There is no gas station in the village. The nearest stations are North Gower (25 kms), Kemptville (15 kms) and Merrickville (9 kms).
There is no bank machine in the village. Nearest machines are in the towns indicated above.
Public toilets, including an accessible toilet, are at the community hall and at the Lock Station.