Bike Scavenger Hunt - Enjoy the Balanced Sculpture Rock Art

— Photo by Viliam Glazduri–

This Rock Sculpture Art has been ongoing at Remic Rapids for almost three decades.  The National Capital Commission has supported the exploratory artist John Ceprano in his artistic endeavours since 2000 and every spring the 70-year old artist carefully rebuilds his sculptures that have been knocked over by high spring waters for tourists and locals to enjoy.

From the artist:

“They are built in harmony with the spectacular natural setting and is a gathering place, drawn by its social, historical, and aesthetic-meditative environment.”

This area of the Ottawa-Outaouais-Kitchissippi River is the Deschênes Rapids and it is at the eastern end of Lac Deschênes which is a 44 kilometer long widening of the river that stretches to Fitzroy Harbour.  This area is popular for many migrating birds and water fowl (*dabbling and diving) and you will even seen some in the winter in this area.

*Dabbling = feeding along the surface of the water or tipping headfirst underwater to forage

This is a beautiful spot especially at sunset to enjoy the water and the art.  Come back the weekend of August 5th and 6th for music, dance, circus art performance using the river and the sculptures as a backdrop and also an inspiration for other artists’ creations!  (Ottawa 2017 event)

— The sculptures in the winter —