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    Stop At: Rideau Canal Cruises, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 8S7 Canada

    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, 240 McLeod St, Ottawa, Ontario K2P 2R1 Canada

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

    Pass By: National Arts Centre, 53 Elgin Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5W1 Canada

    See the sites of Ottawa!

    Stop At: Rideau Canal, Ottawa, Ontario K1S 5B8 Canada

    Travel down the Rideau Canal in Canada's Capital

    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Pass By: Lansdowne Park, 1015 Bank St, Ottawa, Ontario K1S 3W7 Canada

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

    Pass By: Dows Lake Pavilion, 1001 Queen Elizabeth Dr, Ottawa, Ontario K1S 5K7 Canada

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

    Pass By: Ottawa City hall, 110 Laurier Ave W, Ottawa, Ontario K1P 1J1 Canada

    See the City Hall of Ottawa

    Pass By: Shaw Centre, 55 Colonel By Dr, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 9J2 Canada

    See the Shaw Centre from the Rideau Canal

    Pass By: Ottawa Locks, 1 Rideau St Beside the Chateau Laurier, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 8S7 Canada

    See the world famous Ottawa Locks from the boat

    Pass By: University of Ottawa, 550 Cumberland St, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 6N5 Canada

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

    Pass By: TD Place, 1015 Bank St, Ottawa, Ontario K1S 3W7 Canada

    See the sites of Ottawa
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    1 Elgin St, Ottawa, ON K1P, Canada
    1h 30m
    • Guide
    • Entry/Admission - Rideau Canal Cruises
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Audio guide available for download in Chinese (simplified), English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Russian, and Spanish
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 95 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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    Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    Brennan was out tour guide and he was great! He smoothly transitioned between French and English, Facts and "stories" about the sites and people of Ottawa. He made it quite an enjoyable tour. There are snacks and drinks to buy on the boat, which was...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank karenlG6746VU
    Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

    Brendan , the tour guide made the tour He was very engaging and funny. Without him the cruise would have been boring

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank H sean B
    Reviewed 14 August 2019

    The canal cruise was nice but the entertainment by Brennan was outstanding!! He is a gem and I hope the company realizes what an amazing asset they have. Try to get a trip with him!!

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Leslie S
    Reviewed 13 August 2019 via mobile

    We had read all the good reviews about this trip. We wanted to do something different from that available in other cities ie a river trip. It was a nice easy going trip down the canal and Melodie was excellent at keeping everyone entertained with...More

    4  Thank c11ffc
    Reviewed 5 August 2019

    The tour guide was very entertaining. Learned a few things along the ride that I wasn't aware of...It was a nice ride...!

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Heather M
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    Gerald J
    9 September 2019|
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    Response from 121anitak | Reviewed this property |
    Yes! And refreshments to purchase.
    Lee W
    28 August 2019|
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    Response from Sarah R |
    There is a ramp from art museum down to the canal tour. There are also a few handicap parking spots at the museum, your best bet. If you catch the 1200 tour however they end up on the opposite side of the canal, and that is... More
    3 August 2019|
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