Heritage Trails

Here we list abandoned railway rights of way which have been turned into recreational trails.
Stations will continue to be shown in the provincial listings:
Heritage stations in Ontrio
Heritage stations in Quebec

Individual structures such as bridges and culverts will continue to be shown in the provincial listings:
Structures in Ontario
Structures in Quebec

Ottawa Electric Railway
Ottawa,  Byron Tramway Linear Park
Until Spring 1959 streetcars headed west from Holland to Britannia Park, parallel to Byron along a private right of way.  From Holland to Richardson Ave and Richmond Road (formerly known as Richardson’s Crossing) this became a linear park. From there west, it crossed what is now McKewn Park and the Ambleside development and then it paralleled the CPR line, on the south side, from the SJAM Parkway to Britannia. The former CPR ROW is now a bicycle path.  A small OTC maintenance yard was located where McKewn Park is now. The end of line OTC shelter at Britannia still exists and is now a picnic area.
As of December 20, 1985, the 2.5 km strip of land has been officially known as the Byron Tramway Linear Park, although streetcars is Ottawa were never referred to as “trams”. 
The portion between Cleary Ave in east and Richardson Ave in west was excavated in 2020 for the cut and cover Confederation Line extension LRT tunnel to be opened in 2024
Poet's Parkway
Walking the Parkway - Britannia Beach to Carling   Only part on former OER

10 September 2020

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