Amelie paddling an Oziles’ Sponsored Para K1 Kayak
Amelie B Grandmaitre is a visually impaired kayaker who has the distinction of being the first to register as a winner of a new officially sanctioned kayaking category, VI or Visually Impaired. Canada is the first country to implement and recognize this category of kayaking, as of 2015.
The first official race took place last year at the Canadian Nationals which took place at the Rideau Canoe Club at Mooney’s Bay in Ottawa. The person behind her is her guide which provides instructions as Amelie paddles, making sure she maintains her track between the marker buoys. The hope is that by having this category officially recognized more visually impaired athletes will join and compete.
Petrie Island: An Angler's Paradise!
The Ottawa River is known for its variety and abundance of fish. The area around Petrie Island offers some of the best fishing on the Ottawa River. That makes Oziles' Marina and Tackle a must-visit for a day outing. There are at least 30 species of sportfish to make your outing a day to remember. Species include walleye, northern pike, smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, muskie, sturgeon and more! It all starts with a visit to our full service tackle shop.
For more information on how to experience a great day on the water at Petrie Island call The Oziles Tackle Shop at 613-841-0778.
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The 10th Anniversary of our Ramp
On June 25, 2016, we celebrated the 10th anniversary of the opening of the boat ramp. Special guests included Mayor Jim Watson, MP Andrew Leslie, Councillors Bob Monette and Stephen Blais and our MPP Marie France Lalonde our MPP. Many Thanks to all who attended!
From 1000 B.C. to Today: Discover the History of Petrie Island
The islands were formed from clay and sand deposited following the end of the last ice age. The area's first inhabitants were probably Middle Archaic Indians in about 6,000 B.C. and then later by the Iroquois and Algonquin Indians from about 1,000 B.C.
In colonial times, it was the route to the west used by natives and Europeans. The first recorded Europeans to travel past Petrie Island on their way to the west were Etienne Brule and Samuel Champlain. The Jesuits and the fur traders were the first Europeans to use the route on a regular basis and the Iroquois used it for raiding parties against the Hurons. The first settlers moved into the area in 1800's and farmed as well as lumbered the area.
The island was named after its first documented owner, Archibald Petrie, an early inhabitant of Cumberland Township. In 1955, Donat Grandmaître purchased Petrie Island, intending to operate a sand extraction business, and at the same time to have a vacation spot for his family.
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Summer Services at Oziles' Marina and Tackle
Oziles' at Petrie Island offers a complete range of marina services, making us one of the leading full service marinas in the eastern Ottawa area.
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Oziles has easy small and large boat launch ramps for quick access to the Ottawa River. Boat launches at Oziles are by the trip or by the season.
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Enjoy the Ottawa River today with one of our boat rentals! Whether you're looking for a row boat, kayak, canoe, or paddle boat we have the rentals for you.
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Our Storage Services
Oziles' Marina and Tackle has safe and secure winter storage for all types of boats and trailers and summer storage for your ice fishing hut.
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Explore Winter at Oziles' Marina and Tackle
Ice Shack Storage
Enjoy the winter months in your ice hut and store your ice hut at our secure ice hut storage area near Petrie Island.
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Complete Ice Fishing
The Petrie Island area is home to some of the best ice fishing in Ottawa, and Oziles' gives you access to this beautiful fishing spot.
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