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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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Activities: Walking, Ice skating, 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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Amazed to know about the concept n history of Rideau canal, how doors open n platform lowers down n all..great! It is a beautiful n picturesque place. View of parliament hill from... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Amazed to know about the concept n history of Rideau canal, how doors open n platform lowers down n all..great! It is a beautiful n picturesque place. View of parliament hill from there is awesome. Boat trip in Rideau canal is indeed an additional perk. Just like maid of mist, Niagara falls boat takes near the Rideau falls too. I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Beautiful, wonderful place to walk & sightseeing. Right in the city and winding through all the great places. I loved it. Most of the tulip venues were near the Canal.

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Calgary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Make sure to take either a walk along the canal or rent a bycicle to do a tour. Or for romance you can also rent a little boat to take you down the canal.

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London, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

It was a cloudy Saturday morning when we came here and had a chance to walk around the Canal without having to sweat so bad since the weather isn't that humid. it was really wonderful to stroll around here since many locals walk or jog around this area as well. I really apprentice the scenic view of the nearby bridge... More 

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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

The Rideau Canal is a National Historic Site that is well worth viewing. It is 202 km in length running from Ottawa to Kingston. Along the canal in Ottawa, one finds a variety of locks immediately at the junction of the Ottawa River. The canal then rises up quickly beside the Parliament Buildings into downtown Ottawa. There are beautiful roadways... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

There are bike paths and walking paths. In some places they share and watch out for the bikers as they wizz by. Many ring their bells to warn you they are behind you but not all. Great walk in the shade and sun depending what you wish. There is about a 5-10 degree difference in the spring to sun to... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

The path along the canal is a little bit narrow when bikes, joggers and regular walkers are using it at different speed but it's good that there is a yellow line to separate the flow direction. Enjoy watching people canoe and the Mallard pairs.

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

So lucky to have this gem in our city. In the winter it is the world's longest skating rink but it is also beautiful the rest of the year. Bicycle paths on either side and walking paths too. Comes alive during Tulip Festival too. Very impressive all year round

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

In the summer, boats of all types travel the canal and it is very interesting. But in winter, it is an experience for the whole family. Skate the longest rink to examine the amazing ice sculptures, get exercise, fresh air and family fun. Finish off with a delicious beaver tail! You'll sleep tonight!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

I have enjoyed walking along the canal in the summer and skating on the canal in winter for years. This weekend we had a friend from out of town so we decided to drive around and show her downtown Ottawa. We decided to drive down the Queen Elizabeth Parkway along the canal all the way to Dow's Lake. There were... More 

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