The Ottawa Rowing Club was founded in 1867, and is the oldest and second largest rowing club in the country. Nestled on the Ottawa River, it offers views of the Ottawa shore, Gatineau across the river, and the nearby bridges, the Alexandra and Macdonald-Cartier. Sir John A. Macdonald was its first patron, and one of the founders. The club was participating again in Doors Open, and I stopped by.
Coming down to the floating docks, you feel the movement of the river beneath you as you walk- perhaps a bit disconcerting if you're not fond of water. Staff members were working with visitors who wanted to go out on the river. Compare these shots to the header image above, which is from my visit last year.
One of the two clubhouses has this space up above the boat bays, which appeared to be in the process of being set up for a wedding reception.