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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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Frost Fest

Seeley’s Bay Frost Fest is a fun way to celebrate the magic of w...

Seeley’s Bay Frost Fest is a fun way to celebrate the magic of w...

Seeley’s Bay Frost Fest is a fun way to celebrate the ...

Seeley’s Bay Frost Fest is a fun way to cele...

Agnes Etherington Art Centre

Located on the histo...

Located on the historic campus of Queen’s University, the Agnes ...

Located on the historic campus of Queen’s University, ...

Located on the historic campus of Queen’s Un...

Cycling in Ottawa

If you come to Ottaw...

If you come to Ottawa, make sure to bring your cycling game! Canada...

If you come to Ottawa, make sure to bring your cycling game!...

If you come to Ottawa, make sure to bring your cyc...

Motorcycling

Rideau Canal Route If you like twisty turns than you’ll love the...

Rideau Canal Route If you like twisty turns than you’ll love the...

Rideau Canal Route If you like twisty turns than you’l...

Rideau Canal Route If you like twisty turns than y...

Perth Boat Rentals

Perth Boat Rentals is family run and started in 2016. They can accommo...

Perth Boat Rentals is family run and started in 2016. They can accommo...

Perth Boat Rentals is family run and started in 2016. They c...

Perth Boat Rentals is family run and started in 20...

Rideau Tours

Boating Tours Cruisi...

Boating Tours Cruising on the water is a lovely tradition along the Ri...

Boating Tours Cruising on the water is a lovely tradition al...

Boating Tours Cruising on the water is a lovely tr...

Fishing

The Rideau Canal (an...

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...

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...

Travel Tips

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