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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: 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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Unique Place - Winter and Summer

A must see attraction to see when you are here! Artists, music, even the graffiti is nice to look at.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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North Battleford, SK
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North Battleford, SK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

A must see attraction to see when you are here! Artists, music, even the graffiti is nice to look at.

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L'Orignal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

The canal is a wonderful place to visit. The lock staff in Ottawa were really nice and took the time to answer questions and offer good advice...

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Montreal, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We spent the day cycling around Ottawa. the time we spent along the canal was the most beautiful. with ducks and swans as well as boats of all sizes in the water. then the green spaces all around. It was all so zen. So even if you just go for a walk it is well worth the time.

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St. John's, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

It's my first full day in Ottawa this trip, and I'm not yet in vacation mode. Still thinking about office stuff, a bit of residual tension -- you know. I decided to spend the afternoon walking down the canal, which I'd never done before. Between the flower smells, the traces of music wafting from various directions, and the glorious warmth... More 

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

if you ever get the chance to go to Ottawa in the winter this canal is a must it is frozen so thick that they set up cafe's and shops on the ice and people use the canal as a way of skating to work , and you must try a beaver tail ( which is s flat doughnut) but... More 

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Dartmouth, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

This beautiful Canal runs through the City and you can enjoy lovely boat tours in the summer and in winter you can enjoy skating all the way to Dow's Lake if you wish.

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West Lafayette, Indiana, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

The Rideau Canal was beautiful, and we drove along it on two occaisions. We would have liked to bicycle or, even better, paddle-boarded instead of driving. Accomodations for traveling along and on the canal are fantastic, and many people were taking advantage of them.

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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

The Rideau Canal is a beautiful man made canal with an amazing lock system that run down into the Ottawa River. It is also know in the winter time as "The Longest Skating Rink in the World"

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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

The Rideau can best be experienced by house boating on the lake and canals...well marked channels and friendly Parks Canada staff make a week on the canals, lakes and locks a Unesco experience like staying over night at the Taj Mahal, spectacular with stunning scenery. right here in Canada

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Ottawa, Canada
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

A UNESCO World Heritage Site-in the centre of a beautiful city full of shopping, hotels, history!. Summer offers cruises & fantastic walks along the canal. Winter hosts the annual WINTERLUDE Festival full of activities, canal skating!

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Address: 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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