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The Rideau Canal in Ottawa stretches from Hog’s Back in the south all the way up to the Ottawa river in the north. There are lock stations at each end, as well as one at Carleton university. You can boat in the summer, skate in...More
The canal is a quite restful destination for most of its length. Each of the locks of this World Heritage Site are still manually operated. Connecting the Ottawa River with Lake Ontario at Kingston, the canal offers some of the most impressive sightseeing in eastern...More
Summer - take a walk. For a short stroll from downtown do the section between the locks, at the junction to the St Lawrence River, abs the first big elbow in the river. For a longer walk go all the way to Dow Lake which...More
A trip down the Rideau Canal was a pleasant way to see parts of Ottawa. The boat was nice and, as it was electric, it was very quiet. The guide was entertaining and knowledgable.
I would advise getting to the boat well before the departure...More
We walked along the canal on both sides and then licked out to see boats moving up the locks. The locks themselves are little bridges to cross from one side to the other. Trials for bikes and walking are all around the area.
It depends, if you want to be near the parliament then pay parking is your option and the NAC National art center has pay parking. From there you can go anywhere in market area etc. If you wish a quieter setting then park... More
It depends, if you want to be near the parliament then pay parking is your option and the NAC National art center has pay parking. From there you can go anywhere in market area etc. If you wish a quieter setting then park at Dow’s lake, there is pay parking in a lot cross the street from the lake and very close to restaurants and services, boat rentals etc.. great peaceful walk by the canal at that end.