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If you are visiting in the winter, make sure you go for a skate on the Canal and get a Beaver Tale. A truly Canadian Experience. Even walking along the Canal in the fall was beautiful will all the leaves changing. Such a relaxing way...More
We visited on a hot, humid day in July 2018 and it was lovely seeing the sun glistening off the water. The history of the Canal was amaze to hear about and how the locks work. A must see in this beautiful city.
We rented an apartment in Ottawa in September 2018. Our apartment just happened to be a 2 minute walk to the Rideau Canal, so we walked along the canal on the way to/from the center of Ottawa. The walk was about 25 minutes. Along the...More
It’s a great family outdiid activity to watch boats move through the locks. I went with my 10 year old grandson and he was quite fascinated by it all.
Great area to sit on the grass and enjoy the sunshine. Beautiful, peaceful setting
What a wonderful time kayaking the Canal with our son. It was a beautiful day for a day on the water. Lots of traffic along the Canal. Bikers, joggers and walkers a plenty enjoying the paths on both sides of the Canal. The kayak rental...More
Lt Col By built it. It took years and many deaths to complete. There was a large cost overrun which cost him his military career although no-one could have done better.
The Ottowa locks were renovated in 1980’s and it is now an interesting recreational...More
Who knew that the locks were still controlled by hand cranks on either side of the canal? We enjoyed watching from up above on the bridge as the boats navigated the locks below. Fascinating to see how the system works and how high the locks...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... 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.