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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 and Kars, 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 Kemptville, Burritts Rapids, Andrewsville, Merrickville, Kilmarnock, Smiths Falls, Perth, and Rideau Ferry – 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 Portland, Westport, Newboro, Chaffey's Lock, 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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Adventure Awaits

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Heritage House Museum

Sitting on the former dignified country estate of the Gleeson family, ...

Sitting on the former dignified country estate of the Gleeson family, ...

Sitting on the former dignified country estate of the Gleeso...

Sitting on the former dignified country estate of ...

Kingston Events Calendar

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Ireland’s Blueberries & Apples

Ireland’s Blue...

Ireland’s Blueberries & Apples sells three highbush varietie...

Ireland’s Blueberries & Apples sells three highbus...

Ireland’s Blueberries & Apples sells thr...

Maple Weekend

Kick off the season and join in on with fun with Lanark County’s...

Kick off the season and join in on with fun with Lanark County’s...

Kick off the season and join in on with fun with Lanark Coun...

Kick off the season and join in on with fun with L...

Perth Town Hall National Historic Site

Perth Town Hall National Historic Site of Canada is an elegant two-sto...

Perth Town Hall National Historic Site of Canada is an elegant two-sto...

Perth Town Hall National Historic Site of Canada is an elega...

Perth Town Hall National Historic Site of Canada i...

Miller’s Bay Farm

Miller’s Bay F...

Miller’s Bay Farm is a fourth generation family farm located jus...

Miller’s Bay Farm is a fourth generation family farm l...

Miller’s Bay Farm is a fourth generation fam...

Studio Theatre

Recognized as one of...

Recognized as one of the finest community theatres in Eastern Ontario,...

Recognized as one of the finest community theatres in Easter...

Recognized as one of the finest community theatres...

Andrewsville Bridge

Enhancing the beauty of the Rideau River and the heritage of its setti...

Enhancing the beauty of the Rideau River and the heritage of its setti...

Enhancing the beauty of the Rideau River and the heritage of...

Enhancing the beauty of the Rideau River and the h...

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