How would you define a 'Great Canadian outdoors experience' ?
What activities do you think visitors to this UNESCO World Heritage Site expect to find here?
How can Parks Canada best promote these experiences to the public?
Introduce regular maintenance! Not just major projects over the next 10 years, but smaller yearly maintenance projects to prevent the need for larger repairs. Each site should be fully assessed (including soil and grout conditions) so that a long term plan can be made. Regular maintenance could drastically reduce the need for major refurbishment projects and would also better protect the heritage value of the Rideau Canal as every time large sections of masonry need to be replaced, the authenticity of the canal structures decreases.
Weeds affect many sections of the canal system as the summer season progresses. A better strategy to address the problem earlier would benefit all users and enhance their experience of the waterway.
Reevaluation of No-Wake Zones between Long Island and Black Rapids, which have created very dangerous congestion zones forcing paddlers, skiers & boarders into small areas