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“Nice walk”
Review of Rideau Canal

Rideau Canal
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Sportif tour of East Ontario and West Quebec
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Ottawa Highlights Half-Day Bike Tour
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Best of Ottawa Bike Tour
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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 20 July 2014

Nice walk by pretty canal and locks. Great views over river whichever way you walk. Chipmunks and squirrels running around.

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Reviewed 19 July 2014

We hired bikes from the shop just across from the canal locks - go down the steps and it is hidden under the arches.

The best way to quickly experience the canal has to be by cycling - there is a purpose prepared track which takes you all the way from the centre of town to the Hogs Back falls which is worth a stop (especially if the rain has been heavy recently).

You can then continue to follow the river back into Ottawa.

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Reviewed 16 July 2014

Was great well worth the cold, We skated 1/2 the canal. Then went to look at Ice sculpturs. Was amazing. And don't forget the beaver tails

Thank Larry L
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Reviewed 15 July 2014

Beautiful walking path (nicer on the east side of the canal). Boat tours at a reasonable price. Frequent bridges but never one at the exact spot you need it! Fun to see pleasure craft of all sizes plying the canal. There are several cafes along the way, including one at the Somerset bridge with an adult-size sandbox with lawn chairs to simulate beach. Please frequent this since it took a decade and hundreds of lives to build!

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Reviewed 14 July 2014

After we watched the Changing of the guards, we moved on to this site. We were able to see the operation of loaded and released of water thru different locks ( mini version of the Panama canal ) as couple of boats were going to the river. This is a great experience for my 11 yrs old son as we sat outside the Bytown museum drinking lemonade. For bathroom break, go to the Fairmont hotel that next the canal ( We saw Aretha Franklin as we going into the hotel ).

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