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    Findlay Creek Boardwalk
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Findlay Creek Boardwalk is a gorgeous conservation area located just south of the Findlay Creek community in Ontario. The area spans 800 acres of complex, rare wetland habitat. These wetlands are composed of a non-acidic peat and are mineral rich and fed by cold groundwater. The area is also home to a cedar swamp and has been designated as an Area of Natural and Scientific Interest. A short 500 m path will bring you to a platform with a spectacular view of the wetland habitat (called “calcareous fen”) and the small streams that wind their way through the area. Findlay Creek Boardwalk is a popular walking destination. While on a stroll, keep your eyes peeled for wildlife: the region is home to over 500 plant species, 90 resident bird species, and 40 migratory bird species. Among these are the endangered Short-Eared Owl and Red-Shouldered Hawk. The park also hosts a carnivorous plant — the insect-eating Pitcher Plant!



Watersheds

  • Traditional Territories

Haudenosauneega (St Lawrence Iroquois)
Anishinaabeg
Huron-Wendat
Omàmiwininiwak (Algonquin)

  • Treaties

Address
Findlay Creek Dr, Ottawa, ON K1X 1A4

  • Weather
  • Current temperature
  • -7°
    Feels like -10°
Snow (2–7 cm.) until evening.

    • Humidity

    • 84%
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    • Visibility

    • 14km
    • Sunrise

    • 7:33 AM
    • Sunset

    • 4:21 PM
    • Wind gust

    • 12.2kph
    • Wind speed

    • 7kph
    • Wind direction

    • Northeast

    • Wednesday

    • -5°
    • -11°
    • Thursday

    • -5°
    • -13°
    • Friday

    • -6°
    • Saturday

    • Sunday

    • -4°
    • Monday

    • -4°
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    • -3°

I cycle alongside it about 250 days a year and I skate on it 40 or 30 days a year. As a city councillor, I commute to work and back, and it runs right through my ward.



Rideau Canal, ON - David Chernushenko
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