On the last Sunday in June, I stopped down at Mooney's Bay to take in the Dragon Boat Festival. The bay is a wide portion of the Rideau River which also marks where the river and the Rideau Canal part ways as both move through the heart of the city towards their outlets at the Ottawa River. Here the river tumbles through a ravine as the Hog's Back Falls. The area around the falls is parkland which allows views of the torrent from both sides, and the water flow depends on which portion of the dam beyond it is open. Ducks and geese can be glimpsed in some upper pools and around the rocks.
The river emerges out of the ravine as a series of rapids heading downstream, finally calming down near Carleton University.