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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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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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Walking, biking or jogging along the canal gives you that great feeling of enjoying life. Seeing people in the suits biking to work is awesome. There is no other city that... read more

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Fenelon Falls, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Walking, biking or jogging along the canal gives you that great feeling of enjoying life. Seeing people in the suits biking to work is awesome. There is no other city that captures the beauty of the canal that runs thru it.

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Strathroy, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My husband and I rented bikes at "Rent a Bike", located under the bridge beside the Chateau Laurier hotel. $10 and hour. We rode 13km on the bike path to Dow Lake and back. Easy ride. Flat!

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Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We took a morning 90-minute boat tour on the canal through Paul's Boat service, and definitely found it worth our time. The canal is lovely and the ride peaceful, but also the guide was informative, offering information about the neighborhoods we passed through as well as the construction of the canal. Highly recommend taking a boat tour if you have... More 

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Laval, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Rideau Canal both in summer and winter is a must see and depending on season must do !! summer time great bike and walking paths stretch for many kilometers , peaceful and wonderful place for a walk and take in some history! Beautiful homes line up opposite the canal with many Victorian homes along the way !! great bike... More 

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great for a walk or renting a bike. The locks are very interesting also and the energy is beautiful. Down by the river, take the river taxi over to the museum of history! It's a great 10 min ride with beautiful views of the river and parliament hill!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Enjoy a relaxing, informative ride on a comfortable boat ideal for seeing the sights along the banks of the Rideau Canal, A very enlightened guide provides explanation for what you're seeing. Highly recommend this experience!

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Winnipeg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We were only in Ottawa and had walked miles already but couldn't leave without a stroll down the Rideau Canal Would recommend everyone take some time out of their busy day to enjoy one of our countries gems !!!

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Edmonton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The canal is very scenic and was looking wonderful when we saw the fireworks in the middle of the canal. It was like stars are glittering in the river.

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Fonthill, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The canal is a great place to walk or bike, miles of paths from the locks downtown and through residential areas. We went for a walk several mornings from out hotel when it was cooler. Lots of people out jogging, biking to work and a few boats cruised by. If you want a longer walk there is a trail that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A really amazing canal which is beautiful and we'll worth seeing. Lots of informative plaques which give lots of historical information.

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