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Rideau Canal

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Address: Ottawa, Ontario K1S 5B8, Canada
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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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The canal opened for skaters this weekend & many people took advantage of the fine weather to join many locals & tourists on the ice. Even though there were lots of skaters... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The canal opened for skaters this weekend & many people took advantage of the fine weather to join many locals & tourists on the ice. Even though there were lots of skaters, people were not rushed nor rude. The side cafes offered a good range of foods for the hungry skaters. A great family day out.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

While celebrating Canada's 149th birthday we spend a great deal of time beside and on the Rideau Canal. Boating and strolling along this landmark of Ottawa, we fond moments of romance and quiet among thousands of others enjoying themselves. We also enjoyed the canal in late December hoping it wold freeze so we cold go skating.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Nice to bike, walk or take a cruise on the canal in the summer. Spring and fall would be great for walks and biking trips. Winter is a must whether you skate or not. Winterlude is best time to visit in the winter.

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful site , from summer , to winter, to spring and fall. Winter is an amazing time, you get to skate on nice ice, with little shacks along the canal for some yummy hot chocolate to beaver tails. Alongside you can have ice sculptures and more beautiful things to see. I highly recommend if you like skating 💕

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

You can run around the gorgeous canal during the winter or ride your bike, or you can skate across it in the winter when its frozen over with ice. Beautiful spot in Ottawa!

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Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My Son and i visited Ottawa a few years ago. We really enjoyed it. Oujr trips on the Rideau Canal and the Ottawa River was quite an experience. We did a bus tour of the city which meant we were able to see most of the city. We stayed at what was then the Holiday Inn. It was a beautiful... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I live in Ottawa and I have visited the canal many times in both winter and summer. Great for skating and in the summer, lovely to sit by and watch the boats sail past. Definitely something to see if you are visiting Ottawa.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Lovely walk along the canal, in any season... nice to sometimes just walk up the small bridge at night and ponder, great panorama! I do this alot and choose at times different areas of the canal to go walking... besides the beauty it is a healthy activity for everyone. We also see the Parliment and the Chateau- superb at any... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

the canal is a very cool place i would go there 236 times if i could all i got to say it is a very nice place to visit

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

skating on the canal in incredible - you can rent skates to use. and stop for hot chocolate and a beaver tail along the way.

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