The following video, “Ottawa River Keeper”, was uploaded on Mar. 10, 2008, by Lu Utronki. This video is designed to bring awareness to the importance of the Ottawa River for sustainability.
The Ottawa River flows through the provinces of Quebec and Ontario for over 1200 kilometres. There are almost 2 million people who live throughout the Ottawa River watershed. To the Algonquin First Nations who lived by its banks and traveled by canoe the river was known as the Kitchi-sippi, meaning “The Great River“. Visitors such as white water paddlers, fishing enthusiasts and river trippers from around the world looking for a wilderness experience enjoy the Ottawa River year round. The Ottawa River is a globally significant river and is part of the Great Lakes St. Lawrence watershed, and is the largest freshwater system in the entire world.