Orléans is a suburb located in the eastern part of the city along the Ottawa River, about 16 km from downtown Ottawa. It is one of the fastest growing communities, and growth has focused primarily around the Place d’Orléans shopping centre. Along the Ottawa River in the north-east of Orléans, is the parkland of Petrie Island. Petrie Island is home to turtles in some of its sheltered lagoons and has a nature centre for learning more about the local environment. One section of Petrie Island has several homes, but the area is mainly parkland. There is a marina with canoe and kayak rentals.