Learn more about the animals living in and around the Ottawa River.
Watch this amazing snake scurry from the ground to across the surface of the water!
Meet the muskellunge, affectionately known as the muskie or the fish of 10,000 casts. This giant predator can be found in many regions of the Ottawa River — if you know where to look.
Lake sturgeon have been important to humans in Ontario for thousands of years. Learn more!
You've probably seen them before, but did you know Canada has one of the richest and most diverse freshwater mussel fauna in the world?
This is the amazing flying Dragonfly! In this photo is the Yellow-winged darter.
This is the Mayfly! It spends most of it's life living in our river. This particular mayfly (in the photo) is the yellow mayfly.
This endangered species of snake loves to swim and bask in the sun!
This soft shell turtle hardly ever leaves the water and loves to bury itself in the mud.
The Northern Pike. This fish can be found in a river near you if you know where to look!
These beautiful turtles walk long distances. If you ever see one on the road or path please make sure to gently move them to the grass.
The Least Bittern is a rare bird and tiny bird that are very hard to spot. If you find one take a picture. We would love to see it!
This ancient fish lived during the time of the dinosaurs and they are living in the middle of our city!
This amazing species of eel travels long distances from our freshwater rivers to the salty waters of the ocean where it spawns.