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“Even under - 15 c, Ottawa will surprise you with its beauty” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Rideau Canal

Rideau Canal
Ottawa, Ontario K1S 5B8, Canada
613-239-5234
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Ranked #3 of 102 Attractions in Ottawa
Type: Historic Sites, Trails, Bodies of Water, Outdoors
Activities: Ice skating, Walking, Driving
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Owner description: 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.
Brasilia, DF
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“Even under - 15 c, Ottawa will surprise you with its beauty”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

Skating in Rideau Canal, have been, by far, one of the most interesting, beautiful and well organized attraction I have been. On sunny Sunday, at approx. - 15/20 c, the city was colored by people, families, children and lots of great hot food all around, the Beaver Tales; excellent.
The ice carvings, the relaxed atmosphere, the city covered in snow, contributed much to my well-being. i would encourage people to visit Ottawa. It´s a living example of well civilized, respectful people.

Visited February 2014
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Sudbury, Ontario
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“Beautiful day!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

Weather and ice conditions couldn't have been better. Went out around 10 am and very glad as the canal fills up considerably after 1 pm. Stopped at Dows Lake for lunch at a little Mexican restuarant overlooking the canal.

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Marsville, Ontario
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“Skating”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

Loved it! The areas with the BeaverTails and rental spots were fairly congested but after 6pm traffic really slowed down. We brought our own stroller to bring our babe on the ice with us, no need to rent a sleigh which looked heavy and bulky!

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Vancouver, Canada
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“Bucket list experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

So Canadian!!!! It was busy but the buzz added to the experience. What a treasure. Thank you to all the workers that work to keep the ice open for us al to enjoy!

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Cranford, NJ
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“Skate your life away!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

The skating during winterlude on the Rideau Canal is what our family will never forget. We honeymooned in Ottawa 20 years ago and always wanted to come back. Our daughter is a competitive ice skater who just turned 13. We took her to Winterlude for her birthday. She couldn't stop thanking us for taking her here. We skated the entire Rideau Canal and half the next day. We will always have great memories and we are even discussing going back next year.

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