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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 Central
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Rideau Canal South

Adventure Awaits

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Perth Wildlife Reserve Conservation Area

Perth Wildlife Reserve Conservation Area is located on the Tay Marsh a...

Perth Wildlife Reserve Conservation Area is located on the Tay Marsh a...

Perth Wildlife Reserve Conservation Area is located on the T...

Perth Wildlife Reserve Conservation Area is locate...

Heritage House Museum

Sitting on the forme...

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 ...

The Haunted Walk of Kingston

Send a chill down yo...

Send a chill down your spine during a haunted walk of Kingston! On the...

Send a chill down your spine during a haunted walk of Kingst...

Send a chill down your spine during a haunted walk...

Perth Kilt Run

Join the run or join as a spectator, and watch as tartans creating a s...

Join the run or join as a spectator, and watch as tartans creating a s...

Join the run or join as a spectator, and watch as tartans cr...

Join the run or join as a spectator, and watch as ...

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...

Murphys Point Provincial Park

Murphys Point Provin...

Murphys Point Provincial Park sits on 1,239-hectares of land, and is h...

Murphys Point Provincial Park sits on 1,239-hectares of land...

Murphys Point Provincial Park sits on 1,239-hectar...

Gingerbread Man

Since opening in 200...

Since opening in 2001, the Gingerbread Man has become a community trea...

Since opening in 2001, the Gingerbread Man has become a comm...

Since opening in 2001, the Gingerbread Man has bec...

Perth Fair

The Perth and District Agricultural Society is a non-profit organizati...

The Perth and District Agricultural Society is a non-profit organizati...

The Perth and District Agricultural Society is a non-profit ...

The Perth and District Agricultural Society is a n...

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