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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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Nice walk

Walked from start at Ottawa river to 5th st. Lots to see. Watch our for bikers, they think they own the trail and will not stop for you, they go around at top speed with in most... read more

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Riverview, New Brunswick
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Walked from start at Ottawa river to 5th st. Lots to see. Watch our for bikers, they think they own the trail and will not stop for you, they go around at top speed with in most cases no bell to warn you. Aside from that it's a nice scenery to look at.

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Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Rideau Canal is my favourite place for walk, especially in spring or fall. Very bright colours, calm water, romantic nooks with benches along the canal. Love it! Bring camera, have comfortable shoes, be aware of bicyclists (sometimes you feel like you are in Amsterdam!)

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Thank Maria201406
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Really nice area to walk around! Cool to see how the boats go through using the old canal. It's located between Parliament Hill & the Fairmont hotel on Rideau street!

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Thank Christie G
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Enjoy it by walking, jogging, biking or driving along colonel by drive. Relaxing atmosphere and peaceful setting.

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Brasilia, Brazil
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The rideau canal is very nice and interesting. The kids loved to see the ships passing through the canal.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I recommend the canal boat trip. We covered quite a bit of the canal, going as far as where the canal opened up to a much larger space. It was a most restful and pleasant trip to do on a hot day. The commentary was interesting and informative.I was also interested in watching boats negotiate the locks into the river.

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Winchester, Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is absolutely the most beautiful place in Ottawa whether driving or cycling, walking or skating - depending on the season. Dow's Lake is a great place to start with great restaurants and easy parking. There's not many amenities as you travel north because the NCC has control of development along the entire canal but winter or summer the freshness... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My husband and grown children and I enjoy the canal year round. In the winter we'll go for a skate on a crisp cold day and enjoy a Beavertail and hot chocolate while warming up at one of the firepits on the canal. In the summer we enjoy going for a stroll or bike ride along the canal to enjoy... More 

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Summerside, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

One of the great places to enjoy the capital city! There is a beautiful walking and biking path and a lovely restaurant too. Of course you can boat in the summer, read a book under a tree or ice skate in the winter. Alone or with friends and family, you can spend as little or as much time as you... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

During summer time it's a very popular place to take a walk, or bike ride. It's absolutely gorgeous along the entire length. Best place to takes pictures and relax.

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