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Rideau Canal

Discover the Rideau Canal

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Whether you’re familiar with the city of Ottawa or that you are about to visit it for the first time, you have probably already heard of the famous Rideau Canal. This single channel is so entrenched in the lives of the residents of Ottawa and its tourists, whom you cannot make differently than to take one moment to contemplate it at the time of your next visit of the Canadian capital.

Rideau Canal

The Rideau Canal connects the city of Ottawa to the city of Kingston, representing a 202 km waterway, of which 19 were built by man. It includes sections of the Rideau and Cataraqui rivers, as well as some Lakes. The channel has 49 locks, which are operated manually. Its construction was completed in 1832, making it the oldest still functional channel system in North America.Read More »Discover the Rideau Canal