Details for Dow's Lake Pavillon Marina

Dow's Lake Pavillon Marina

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Average rating 3.1 stars from 10 reviews

Address 1001 Queen Elizabeth Drive
Ottawa, ON K1S 5K7

Phone613-232-1001 ext. 14

After hours contact

Facility type

Marina - YES
Club - NO
Fuel - YES
Repair - NO
Municipal - NO
Other - NO

VHF channel



Email contact

Owner, manager




Payments acceptedCredit cards - YES
Checks - YES

Payment info

Payment discounts

Operation (seasonal or year-round)

Additional info: Opens in mid-May and closes early October.


From Rideau canal north or south.





Tide & current additional info


Approach: Unknown
Transient dockage: 5
Fuel dock: Unknown

Other depth info:

Dock typesWood - YES
Concrete - NO
Floating - YES
Fixed - NO
T/Alongside - NO
Other - NO

Additional info:

Size restrictionsLOA max: Unknown
Beam max: Unknown

Other info:


Transient: Unknown
Total: 50
Transient price: $1.80/ft (2015-07-09)

Other price info: $1.50 per foot for no power.
Additional power (60 amps) is an additional $20.00 a day.


Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info:

AC power30 amp - YES
50 amp - NO
100 amp - NO

Additional info:

Pricing info: Included in boat price.

Cable TV (and pricing)


Phone hookup (and pricing)


Water (and pricing)


Dinghy access

Liveaboard info


Fuel brand:

Gas priceUnknown

Other price info:

Diesel priceUnknown

Other price info:


Pets welcomeYes

Other pet info:

Disability access

Launch service

Pump out

Yes - $17












Yes - Grocery store within walking distance or 5 dollar taxi ride.


Yes - Preston Hardware is 2 blocks from the marina.
248 Preston St
Ottawa, ON K1R 7R4
+1 613-230-7166


Yes - Malone’s Lakeside Bar and Grill; Mexicali Rosa’s, and Lagos.


Yes - 3 at the marina and lots within walking distance.

Hotels or motels

Yes - Very close to the marina.

Repair capabilities

Yes - Mobile mechanic available.

Haul out capabilities

Yes - Local hauling company will do it.

Storage facilities

Yes - Lots of storage facilities close by.

Fishing supplies

Chartering capabilities

Internet access

Yes - WiFi from anywhere in the marina.

Boat ramp availability



Yes - Both public bus and light rail (OLine). $3.00/person includes transfer.

Other services

Kayak, canoes and paddleboat rentals on location. Also paddle boards in 2013.


Changing of the Guard Ceremony at 1000 each day at the Parliament Building. Also many interesting museums. All located in center of downtown and bus will take you right there.

Reviews for Dow's Lake Pavillon Marina
Pump Out Not Working, 2016-06-17
Captain: , Westbrook CT (277)

Pump not working correctly. Staff is pleasant but not interested in knowledgeable advice.

Otherwise seems OK.

Better than previous reviews, 2015-07-12
Captain: , Houston, Texas (970)

We spent 3 nights here, June 23-25, 2015, and had a much better experience than previous reviews. The restrooms and showers were reasonably clean. The Pavilion can be party central with 4 restaurant/bar establishments, but we were there during the week and everything was quiet by 10PM, YMMV. We were also not docked on the Pavilion proper, but on the adjoining dock. A bit further to walk to the restrooms, but much quieter. The Marina people were very helpful. Wifi was good.
A bus stop for bus 85 to downtown is 2 blocks away. Three to five blocks away are the restaurants and bars of Little Italy.
On 6/26 gas was $1.39/l Can, diesel was $1.39/l Can, pumpout was $17 Can. docking $1.50 Can/ft,
30A power was $5.15/day Can.

Loud till late, 2014-12-17
Captain: , ottawa (1055)

Lot of patios and bars music was very loud to 1am. We payed the extra to stay at the secure dock because there was a large group of teens hanging out on the boardwalk. having said that its a great meal stop but I think next time Ill just stay at the locks for the night.

Dump in a nice neighborhood, 2014-09-02
Captain: , Ottawa (61)

We stayed here after a night at the top of the Ottawa Locks. We thought two nights in a row without showers might be an issue, so we booked a night here. Arriving the dock staff were young, but not very quick to direct us to a dock. The bathrooms were filthy, the showers (which also had a toilet) not much better. I had a quick shower, hoping that they would clean them overnight so I could actually have a longer more enjoyable one the next day. The next day we waited until the cleaning crews were done, the bathrooms were still filthy and water was still all over the shower room floors - not impressive at all. The slip they gave us was right next to the spot they let smokers out onto during parties - there was a party that night and we could hear the loud music every time someone came out for a smoke and opened the door until 2am. They have a security code and a gate, but we found the gate left open almost every time we went through it. Would likely not stay here again. However, if you don't need facilities, this place is right next to little italy with tonnes of great restaurants.

Fantastic Marina, 2013-09-06
Captain: , Ottawa, Ontario (21)

I have had my boat at Dow's Lake as a seasonal client for 3 years now. I must say that of the 5 other marinas I have been a member of over the years, Dow's Lake has to be by far the best. The staff are exceptional, the marina itself has all of the things a boater would need with more coming next year.

Fuel stop for diesel., 2012-07-19
Captain: , Lake Champlain, VT (271)

Diesel available. Friendly staff and easy to access. Didn't use other facilities, so can't comment

Not so friendly, 2012-06-22
Captain: , Jacksonville Fl (1550)

We were sent there by the lock staff in Ottawa as a place to take a shower. Apparently this has been the norm for some time. We were rudely informed that unless we had a boat there we could not use the facilities.

Handy spot away from the canal traffic, 2011-08-03
Captain: , Calgary, Alberta, Canada (854)

Clean marina with several good slips for larger transient boats and lots of dock help. Adjacent restuarants offer a wide selection of food. $25 taxi ride gets you to the parliament buildings downtown.

In town, 2009-08-14
Captain: , Lewes, DE (2521)

Marina staff is very helpful and accommodating. Punlic bus stops are right acrooss the street making it real easy to reach the downtown center, Also, Italian section of town is only one block away with a fabulous selection of restaurants.

Friendly Marina, 2009-07-05
Captain: , Grove, OK (337)

Friendly staff and fairly good location. Bus stop nearby to use public transpo into town. Three restaurants on location; all pretty good. Some slips without power. A bit noisy until the bars shut down. Security marginal.

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