DRONE PHOTOGRAPHY – Ottawa Confederation Line (EAST) – Light Rail Transit


Aerial photography filmed with a DJI Phantom 3 Advanced. The Confederation Line is a light rail transit (LRT) line under construction in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada …


  1. Awesome video! Could you make another video of the east side and the west portion of the track? It would be cool to see the changes.

    Also: I am a giant fan of your work, keep on doing what you do

  2. Thanks for this awesome vid! The view of the old neighbourhood is making me homesick. Born and raised in the east end and can't wait to ride these rails. I've been living in Banff, AB. for  21 years but will making a special trip home in 2018 just so I can experience this.

  3. Thanks Cap D. I've been waiting for something like this, the Official website is nothing compared to this, granted they have tunnel access. Are you working on another video for the "West" LRT stations?

  4. As a former Ottawan (love Ottawa!) I am impressed to see the progress. It isn't a subway… and a subway doesn't NEED to be below the surface… it just needs to carry maximum passengers. The LRT (like in the Scarborough region of my new hometown of Toronto) is now inadequate; but, Ottawa will have the pathway to resolve the problem. Getting people around is what it's all about. Congrats!!!

  5. Hi CD, nice video! I like the early morning light in the Blair Rd. shot in particular.

    If the video is purely for recreational purposes, you should be aware of Transport Canada's recommendations on safe drone use:


    In particular:

    "Don't fly Closer than 9 km from any airport, heliport, or aerodrome."
    (The transitway where you're shooting is just 4 kilometers south of Rockcliffe Airport)


    "Don't fly Near moving vehicles, highways, bridges, busy streets or anywhere you could endanger or distract drivers."
    (I notice you're flying over active roads at multiple points of the video.)

    Transport Canada gets much more serious about these restrictions if the flight is for anything other than recreational use. Any non-recreational (commercial) flights have to be under a Special Flight Operations Certificate.

    If you applied for a Special Flight Operations Certificate from Transport Canada, you could get exemptions to these restrictions.

    If you're not familiar with these procedures, I'd recommend signing up to the facebook groups:




    Do a little reading there then ask any questions, lots of people willing to help you figure out the do's and don'ts and how to stay legit with respect to Transport Canada.

  6. Weird that the curve at Hurdman before the bridge is a series of straight segments. Won't that cause a lot of jerking as the train goes from segment to segment?


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