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Rideau Canal

Spanning from Ottawa - Canada’s vibrant and spirited national capital, to Kingston – the limestone city, the Rideau Canal is a delightful blend of old and new, reinvigorating explorers' love for nature, history, and new adventures.

Fun Facts

202 km long

Built in 1832

24 Lockstations

Rideau Canal

Rideau Canal North

Flowing from the Ottawa River in Ottawa, the Rideau Canal is a shining north star amidst our nation's bustling capital city. Winding through vibrant Ottawa to the welcoming communities and villages of Manotick, Kars, Kemptville, Burritts Rapids, Merrickville, and Andrewsville, Rideau Canal North offers the perfect balance of cultural experiences and nature getaways.

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Rideau Canal Central

Made up of a collection of lakes, rivers, and canal cuts, Rideau Canal Central encompasses the historic beauty and vibrant communities of Smiths Falls, Perth, Rideau Ferry, Kilmarnock, and Portland – just to name a few.

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Rideau Canal South

Another assemblage of winding rivers and lakes, Rideau Canal South is comprised of the communities and villages of Westport, Newboro, Chaffey's, Seeley's Bay, and more. At the southernmost point of the Rideau Canal sits the country's first national capital, Kingston – a place otherwise known as the limestone city and celebrated for its history and culture.

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Rideau Canal North
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Rideau Canal South

Adventure Awaits

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Ottawa’s Museums

Renowned cultural attractions enlighten Ottawa’s downtown core. ...

Renowned cultural attractions enlighten Ottawa’s downtown core. ...

Renowned cultural attractions enlighten Ottawa’s downt...

Renowned cultural attractions enlighten OttawaR...

Rock Dunder Trail Passes

The hiking trails of...

The hiking trails of the Rock Dunder Property, owned by the Rideau Wat...

The hiking trails of the Rock Dunder Property, owned by the ...

The hiking trails of the Rock Dunder Property, own...

Le Boat

Cruise the Rideau Ca...

Cruise the Rideau Canal in style aboard a Le Boat rental! While travel...

Cruise the Rideau Canal in style aboard a Le Boat rental! Wh...

Cruise the Rideau Canal in style aboard a Le Boat ...

Festival of the Maples

Come to the Festival of the Maples to officially kick off the maple se...

Come to the Festival of the Maples to officially kick off the maple se...

Come to the Festival of the Maples to officially kick off th...

Come to the Festival of the Maples to officially k...

Fishing

The Rideau Canal (and its surrounding lakes) offer some of the best fi...

The Rideau Canal (and its surrounding lakes) offer some of the best fi...

The Rideau Canal (and its surrounding lakes) offer some of t...

The Rideau Canal (and its surrounding lakes) offer...

Camping

The Rideau Corridor ...

The Rideau Corridor offers plenty of opportunities for visitors to cam...

The Rideau Corridor offers plenty of opportunities for visit...

The Rideau Corridor offers plenty of opportunities...

Brass Point Farm

Brass Point Farm mak...

Brass Point Farm makes elderberry and elderflower products for use in ...

Brass Point Farm makes elderberry and elderflower products f...

Brass Point Farm makes elderberry and elderflower ...

Limestone City Blues Festival 2019

The Limestone City Blues Festival will once again bring downtown Kings...

The Limestone City Blues Festival will once again bring downtown Kings...

The Limestone City Blues Festival will once again bring down...

The Limestone City Blues Festival will once again ...

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