It's very long so you can choose how long you'd like to go for. A lot of it is very flat. It's somewhat lit up at night so even an evening stroll is nice.
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I was amazed to find out the Rideau Canal locks are all opened manually! .. Now that is full upper body work out for Summer Students who work for Parks Canada! 4 Parks Canada summer students have 8 locks to open and close manually at...More
If you're coming to Ottawa, a visit to the historic Rideau Canal is a must! Snaking and making its way gracefully through Ottawa's charming downtown core. In summer lots of boats, sailing and canoing, in the winter is an ice skatiing place.
A walk along the Rideau Canal is an essential part of any visit to Ottawa. As it is busy with tourist boats you can watch for hours as they work the locks slowly taking boats up and down. Crossing from one side to the other...More
Beautiful, quiet cruise along the Rideau. We saw some of the highlights in Ottawa and enjoyed the history. The tour guide was excellent speaking in both English and French but at no time did you feel as though you were being ignored. The boat is...More
It is an amazing water ways almost 100 km long winding through the city and connects to a large man made lake and the mighty Ottawa river. It freezes during winter months and used for ice skating. Nicely landscaped gardens can be seen most of...More
This is definitely a unique city feature and well worth seeing, but 10 minutes will do it - take a few photos from both sides of the bridge so that you see the locks. you can walk along side the canal but I think you...More
Lovely place taking a stroll in the morning and grabbing some scenic pictures. Easy and paved trails going along both sides of the canal.
The Rideau Canal is all season attraction for locals and visitors. Both sides of the canal has paths that are only accessible to runners, walkers and bicycles. With the nice weather some sections of the path can be pretty busy. There is plenty of free...More