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“Beautiful day!”
Review of Rideau Canal

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.
Sudbury, Ontario
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32 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Beautiful day!”
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.

Visited February 2014
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Marsville, Ontario
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“Skating”
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!

Visited February 2014
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Vancouver, Canada
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“Bucket list experience”
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!

Visited February 2014
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Cranford, NJ
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233 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Skate your life away!!!”
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.

Visited February 2014
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Ottawa, Canada
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“Winterlude 2014”
Reviewed February 18, 2014

Don't miss Winterlude while in Ottawa and enjoy the Rideau Canal skateway in February each year. Join the thousands of skaters on this 7.5km of frozen canal that winds through the center of the city. There are lots to do and see along the canal but don't forget to try the yummy Beavertail pastry.

Visited February 2014
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