Enjoy a glimpse of 19th century life along the Ottawa River
by viewing our collection of heritage river art. The original beauty and
strength of the river is depicted by the voyageurs and Algonquin first nation
paddling the mighty rapids. The advance of technology is portrayed by the huge
logging rafts destined for Quebec City, the first steamboats and bridges. Early
settlement began to appear and none more dramatic than the contrasting view of
Parliament Hill between the 1830s and '60s.
The Ottawa River Institute commemorates this artistic legacy
with a series of prints and greeting cards. Click here forinformation on purchasing original works or prints from this gallery.
Click on the paintings for more details and to see it in a larger format.
Henry Francis Ainslie
William Augustus Austin
William Henry Bartlett
James Pattison Cockburn
Frances Anne Hopkins