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Rideau Canal

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Address: Ottawa, Ontario K1S 5B8, Canada
Phone Number: 613-239-5234
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Mon - Fri 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Activities: Ice skating, Walking, Driving
Description: One of the oldest landmarks in Ottawa, this canal is filled with boats in...
One of the oldest landmarks in Ottawa, this canal is filled with boats in the summer and becomes the "World's Longest Skating Rink" in the winter.
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Beautiful and historic

A must see when you visit Ottawa, though it would be quite hard to miss! Rain or shine, winter or summer, it's right there in the heart of downtown.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

A must see when you visit Ottawa, though it would be quite hard to miss! Rain or shine, winter or summer, it's right there in the heart of downtown.

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Napanee, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

This is another tour I loved taking it's the tour by land and water, great price and kept us busy and interested in what Ottawa has to offer. The next time I visit will be summer so I will see another side to the tour.

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Watertown, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

My husband and I skated the canal during the Winterlude Festival in February. It was excellent!!! There are skates available for rent and you can buy drinks and food and use the restroom at multiple areas along the canal. There were people skating, walking and children being pushed/pulled in sleds while we were on the ice. My father and I... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Had the pleasant experience of transiting the whole canal by boat. our friend, the boat owner, was able to provide us with a lot of the details about the construction. These facts you can easily bring up on the internet. We had a very nice excursion that morning. Worth your while to either drive down the side(s), where possible, or... More 

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Brampton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Very picturesque and interesting, I was very surprised that the locks are all operated by manual labour. I got to see some boats going through the locks which was very interesting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

No matter you are visiting the canal during summer or winter it is just beautiful to enjoy. During summer you can drive along the colonel by drive and all the way to downtown. In the winter when the water is all frozen, you can skating on the canal.

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Barrie, Ontario, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

The Rideau Canal is worth a visit for sure. We took a nice walk a long the canal and then headed to the bottom to watch all the boats going up and down. It is crazy to think that this was built in 1860 (dont quote me). We found it to be very interesting and worthy of our time, we... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We organised a Bicycle tour along the canal and that’s a great way to cover a lot of it in a short time. It is very peaceful and relaxing. There is a pub along the way (Royal Oak on Hawthorne Avenue) and a restaurant on the other side (Canal Ritz on Queen Elizabeth Drive at Fifth Avenue) if you need... More 

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Celle, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

this is a beautiful place right in the centre of Ottawa take a stroll go on a boat tour . have spent many an hour just relaxing here on a warm summer day . or the views in the fall are worth seeing

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Beautiful, Peaceful, Relaxing, a very photogenic place. I would definitely recommend taking a walk along the Canal!

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Address: Ottawa, Ontario K1S 5B8, Canada
Phone Number: 613-239-5234
Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
Open Hours:
Monday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Friday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

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