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“8 Locks flat”
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.
Reviewed 12 July 2014

Nice "pop-up" restaurant/pub on the canal just north of the bridge at Somerset. Apparently this is only here for the summer with portable rest rooms and a nice sandy beach spot for the young ones to play in while you enjoy a cold one.

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Reviewed 11 July 2014

We were lucky enough to be there as a couple of boats were gong through the locks. Lovely to see how they worked and of course there were a lot of photo opportunities. The locks are operated by hand by staff. The open spaces each side of the canals are well maintained and there is a lovely walk along the river front. Very enjoyable time.

Thank Debbie A
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Reviewed 11 July 2014

interesting history regarding its creation, now a pleasure canal for tourists in Summer, turns into one of the longest skating rinks in the world for Winter, worth a canal boat ride and bicycle/walk

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Reviewed 11 July 2014

We were not aware of the historical significance. Nice safe place to walk along the canal day and night
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Reviewed 9 July 2014

Everytime I visit Ottawa and enjoy a morning walk along the Rideau Canal, I am reminded why I love Ottawa and this gorgeous site. It truly is a special attraction among the many that make Ottawa a wonderful place to visit!

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