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Rideau Canal

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Address: Ottawa, Ontario K1S 5B8, Canada
Phone Number: +1 613-239-5234
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One of the oldest landmarks in Ottawa, this canal is filled with boats in...

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.

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So nice to bike or walk along in the summer but also great in the winter if it's cold enough to skate on the canal.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

So nice to bike or walk along in the summer but also great in the winter if it's cold enough to skate on the canal.

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Just before starting snowing, I managed to have a run and a bike ride next to the canal, very clean and nice place to do this activity!

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Rideau Canal has fantastic walking/riding paths and is a great way to take in the city sites. Even on a cold day it was well worth it. If you want to get in a run whilst spending time in this great city, this would be my recommendation.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It's probably self evident to any avid runner or walker that the Rideau Canal in Ottawa provides an amazing location for running and walking. What may not be so evident is just how running friendly the canal is all year long. Herewith, some tips for runners and walkers to get you out there more often, in a safe setting and... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A place to relax, to really enjoy the beautiful place of this nature created by men. You can enjoy watching the ducks, seagulls and turtles. You can take a boat to have a tour from Chateaux Laurier up to Dow's Lake, or rent a canoe , a bike and take this tour on your pace. Don't miss your opportunity if... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What I love about the Canal is that it offers serenity, beauty and motion when and where you need it. If you walk the length you'll see different things, experience different parts of the city. It's peaceful and enjoyable.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The area is just amazing, the landscapes, specially during winter are simply gorgeous. A very nice place to take a good walk.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you love to skate then you want to visit the Ottawa Canal during the winter. Especially during Winterlude. The winter festival in Ottawa has this amazing Ice Sculpture Contest and it is just breathtaking to see the art work especially at night when all the lights are on! It is absolutely my #1 place to visits in the winter.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lots of excellent paved paths for you to bike, walk, or run. Interesting spots where information about the canal was on display. Also the red chairs to take a photo on to indicate the national park status that we try and do at each park we visit.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This canal is in the Ottawa city which is official capital of Canada. On of the nice place to see in this city centre.

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