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Review of Rideau Canal

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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.
Reviewed February 16, 2014

What more do you want, free, fun and well done. The ice has been well maintained and there was plenty of places for food, drinks and washroom breaks. If you go to Ottawa in the Winter, you must go skating on the canal.

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Reviewed February 15, 2014

A Canadian winter bucket list item is a skate on the Rideau Canal and a sugary beaver tail to keep your energy up.

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Reviewed February 15, 2014

This is such a gem! It'ssuch a magical place and it's amazing that there are always people skating on the canal, even at night on a weekday! There's definitely a mix of tourists and regulars (with headlamps at night!)The only downside is that the skate rentals close at 8 pm which is a bit strange as the canal "closes" at 10 pm. So get there early.

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Reviewed February 15, 2014

There is nothing like skating on the Canal. So much beter than going around an oval. We come here to skate every year.

Thank Derrick W
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Reviewed February 14, 2014

I loved ice skating! The ice was maintained better than most rinks! I couldn't get over how clean it was, and everyone looked so happy. I love Ottawa.

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