Champlain Statue (Nepean Point)
The statue of Samuel de Champlain was erected in 1915 to commemorate the 300th anniversary of Champlain’s second journey up the Ottawa River. The great explorer had first travelled in the Ottawa area in 1613 looking for a route to the Northern Sea (James and Hudson bays). In 1615 he returned to the region on a journey of exploration to the Great Lakes. The artist Hamilton McCarthy created the statue that stands on Nepean Point.