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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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Rideau Canal South

Adventure Awaits

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Perth Ribfest

Come for the ribs, stay for the music! Visit Last Duel Park for the a...

Come for the ribs, stay for the music! Visit Last Duel Park for the a...

Come for the ribs, stay for the music! Visit Last Duel Park...

Come for the ribs, stay for the music! Visit Last...

Perth Wildlife Reserve Conservation Area

Perth Wildlife Reser...

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...

Kingston Buskers Rendezvous

What started as a fu...

What started as a fun addition to Downtown Kingston’s July Sidew...

What started as a fun addition to Downtown Kingston’s ...

What started as a fun addition to Downtown Kingsto...

Heritage Stables

Heritage Stables is located on Heritage Drive, a winding and scenic ro...

Heritage Stables is located on Heritage Drive, a winding and scenic ro...

Heritage Stables is located on Heritage Drive, a winding and...

Heritage Stables is located on Heritage Drive, a w...

Kemptville Live

Three-day Live music festival in July on the grounds of Kemptville Cam...

Three-day Live music festival in July on the grounds of Kemptville Cam...

Three-day Live music festival in July on the grounds of Kemp...

Three-day Live music festival in July on the groun...

Outdoor Adventure Rentals

Outdoor Adventure Re...

Outdoor Adventure Rentals a locally owned and operated power sport ren...

Outdoor Adventure Rentals a locally owned and operated power...

Outdoor Adventure Rentals a locally owned and oper...

Rideau Lakes Golf and Country Club

Rideau Lakes Golf an...

Rideau Lakes Golf and Country Club has been challenging golfers with h...

Rideau Lakes Golf and Country Club has been challenging golf...

Rideau Lakes Golf and Country Club has been challe...

The Mammoth Cheese

The Mammoth Cheese is a 22,000 pound cheese on display in the Tay Basi...

The Mammoth Cheese is a 22,000 pound cheese on display in the Tay Basi...

The Mammoth Cheese is a 22,000 pound cheese on display in th...

The Mammoth Cheese is a 22,000 pound cheese on dis...

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