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Rideau Canal Cruise

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  • Rideau Canal cruise in Ottawa, with live commentary
  • Cruise along the UNESCO–listed Rideau Canal with your guide
  • Uninterrupted views over canal-side sites of interest including Château Laurier and Dow’s Lake
  • Gain insight into Ottawa’s rich history and heritage
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The Rideau Canal links Canada’s capital—Ottawa—with majestic Lake Ontario. On this tour, cruise in comfort along the UNESCO World Heritage–listed waterway and admire sweeping views over top attractions including the Canadian Museum of Nature, Château Laurier, Dow’s Lake, and the National Arts Centre. Along the way, listen as your guide sheds light on centuries of colorful Canadian history.
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Stop At: Rideau Canal Cruises, Ottawa, Ontario

The cruises will let you discover the wonderful Rideau Canal, from Dow's Lake to the Ottawa River. Be surprised by the richness and the historical landmarks that will be offered on the cruise! 
During your cruise you will discover the heritage of the city of Ottawa in a very different way! From the Chateau Laurier to Dow's Lake, you will have the chance to learn about thirty different sites that have marked the history of the city. In addition, several miscellaneous fun and often surprising facts will be presented!
You will also have the chance to learn about the following historical sites:
University of Ottawa campus, German Embassy, Armenian Embassy, Trans-Canada Highway, Pretoria Bridge, Canadian Museum of Nature, St. Patrick Statue, Canal Ritz, Lansdowne Park, TD Place Stadium, TD Place Arena, Bank Street Bridge, Dow’s Lake, Commissioners Park, Dominion Arboretum, and many more.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Pass By: Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Ontario

See the sites of Canada's Capital city from it's unique canal including the Canadian Museum of Nature

Pass By: National Arts Centre, Ottawa, Ontario

See the sites of Ottawa!

Stop At: Rideau Canal, Ottawa, Ontario

Travel down the Rideau Canal in Canada's Capital

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Pass By: Lansdowne Park, Ottawa, Ontario

Travel down the unique Rideau canal and see the sites of Ottawa including Lansdowne Park

Pass By: Dows Lake Pavilion, Ottawa, Ontario

See the sites from the unique Rideau Canal including Dow's Lake

Pass By: Ottawa City hall, Ottawa, Ontario

See the City Hall of Ottawa

Pass By: Shaw Centre, Ottawa, Ontario

See the Shaw Centre from the Rideau Canal

Pass By: Ottawa Locks, Ottawa, Ontario

See the world famous Ottawa Locks from the boat

Pass By: University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario

See the campus of the University of Ottawa from the Rideau Canal

Pass By: TD Place, Ottawa, Ontario

See the sites of Ottawa
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We did this tour today in Ottawa and it was awesome Brenan Our guide was so good and funny kept us laughing The whole time this guy does a fantastic job he made our day by making this tour so informative and enjoyable Well done...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I found out my cruise ride was going to be canceled on way to Ottawa. But, when in Ottawa it seemed the cruise was running. So, not sure if it had been overbooked or what. Taking a canal cruise would be nice. But, Ottawa was...More

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank Beth L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Terry is a great guide, most knowledge and beautifully bilingual. We enjoyed being tourists in our own city.

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed October 16, 2018

This is a short, pretty little ride down the canal, the tour guide can be a bit much at times, but it seems that people really enjoy his work, so who am I to say? It's all in good fun, and I recommend checking out...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank vanilarama
Reviewed September 16, 2018

First of all the boat is very nice, large and totally electric. What makes this cruise is the bilingual commentator, Brennan. He never stops talking and can switch from French to English without hesitation. His stories are informative but he also brings humour into the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Larry m
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