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I recommend that the overall Ottawa River from the north end of Lake Temiskaming to Montreal be registered as a National Historic Site. This River is really the original pioneer pathway to the development of Northwestern Quebec and Northeastern Ontario, plus provided access to the Mattawa River to open a route directly to Western Ontario to eventually open ALL of western Canada.Even prior to that period, this River was was initially explored my Lasalle, Groseilliers, Radisson , etc. in the 1600,s , as well as fur traders , loggers , miners , and eventually farmers to the great Clay Belts of temiskaming and Cochrane Districts of today. This lack of National Historic Site designation for the Ottawa River and its head waters of Lake Temiskaming is a sad error by our Country historians, and should be corrected PRIOR to the bi-centennial of 2067 as being planned now by the NCC.

Submitted by Mac Hamilton on Saturday, December 17, 2011

Rather than looking inward towards Ottawa/Gatineau. I think the NCC and Parks Canada should team up to bring a real taste of the best that our capital has to offer directly to Canadians across this great country.

Over the next 15 to 20 years, I would love to see 2-3 federal parks established in each region of the country.

These parks would be located in major urban centres and would feature:
- a museum that displays rotating exhibits from Canada's national institutions for the arts, humanities and sciences
- a public square where Canadians can gather to collectively watch and celebrate truly national sporting and cultural events (think Canadians vying for Olympic gold or pan-Canadian Canada Day concerts) and,
- a green space of at least 10 hectares criss-crossed with cycling, hiking and skiing trails.

These parks would offer fully bilingual experiences and each would be a bit different, showcasing the contributions of each region to the great endeavour that is Canada.

Submitted by Stephan on Sunday, October 16, 2011

How can the NCC be worried about 2067 when Ottawa continues to annually dump raw sewage into the Ottawa River. Let's get this priority dealt with before fussing about any other physical attribute.

Submitted by peter k marchant on Tuesday, October 4, 2011

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