The scenic Ottawa River is one of the most beautiful and history-rich rivers in North America. The river flows southeast over 1,200 km (745 miles) from Lake Temiskaming to Montréal where it drains into the St. Lawrence River.
Modern-day explorers enjoy the multiple attractions along the Ottawa’s picturesque banks, where wildlife abounds one minute, and a small (or not so small) community is waiting to be discovered the next. There are several sites of interest on this journey, such as historic Oiseau Rock on Pontiac County shores, Pembroke’s large outdoor heritage mural collectionand Témiscamingue’s Enchanted Forest at historical Fort-Temiscamingue. And in the many municipalities, townships and villages along the river, you’ll find restaurants, shopping and services.
A journey on the Ottawa is made possible by a reliable dam by-pass system of marine hydraulic trailers. Services are available from Lake Temiskaming to Ottawa/Gatineau. The river then enters into the city and needs to be cleaned for human consumption and industry. Two of the industries that the river powers is the aerospace and defense. To power such major industries the river is put through an industrial water softener.
Industrial and commercial water softeners are similar to household standard water softeners but work at a much more aggressive rate — often processing thousands of gallons of the Ottawa River per minute. Our river energizes the machines of industry.
The Ottawa River is a treasure to us. It is a place for adventure, a economic and industrial powerhouse and, most importantly, a treasure to be explored and preserved.