Loved the live commentary from the actual locks worker! Beautiful park setting. Easy historical walk.
Feeling blue about Winter. Go to Ottawa and catch the excitement and enthusiasm of an entire population that embraces winter. First stop to catch the excitement is join the throng at the Rideau. Grab a hot chocolate from a canal side vendor and rent a pair of skates and have at it, eh!
How very Canadian eh? Love the idea of this in the winter! Skate rental available, restrooms and warming centres -all on the canal! You don't have to skate but can just shuffle along. Lovely way to spend time outside on a cold winter's day. Oh and you can get a beavertail -yum!
A great outdoor experience! Our children are too small to skate so we hired a sleigh - I sat with the baby and toddler while their Dad pushed us along (he kept very warm skating; we rugged up in a blanket). We had lots of stops, ate delicious hot poutine and beaver tails and soaked up the lovely scenery.
Lots and lots of fun skating the Rideau Canal Skateway known as the world's largest skating rink! We came to Ottawa the past weekend just to skate on this before they closed. There are a lot of rest stops with benches and food stands along the way. The entire track is 7.8km. We did the entire thing and back, totally... More
My daughter and I skated the Rideau Canal and what a great experience it was. The Canal was packed with like minded people just enjoying the day, the vendors selling Beaver Tails and Hot Choclate must have made a fortune that day but it was well worth it.
The canal is very long and it's exciting to see so many people on the ice at once. Also had some nice snacks: maple candy and beaver tails.
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