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Rideau Canal

Spanning from 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, 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

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Parliament of Canada Tours

Discover how Canada’s Parliament works and explore the homes of ...

Discover how Canada’s Parliament works and explore the homes of ...

Discover how Canada’s Parliament works and explore the...

Discover how Canada’s Parliament works and e...

Greek Fest

The Ottawa Greek Fes...

The Ottawa Greek Festival takes place annually and features live music...

The Ottawa Greek Festival takes place annually and features ...

The Ottawa Greek Festival takes place annually and...

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...

David Barlett Park

David Bartlett Park is situated on 35 acres of beautiful greenspace ju...

David Bartlett Park is situated on 35 acres of beautiful greenspace ju...

David Bartlett Park is situated on 35 acres of beautiful gre...

David Bartlett Park is situated on 35 acres of bea...

The Haunted Walk of Kingston

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 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...

Ottawa Jazz Fest

Founded in 1980 by l...

Founded in 1980 by local musicians, the Ottawa Jazz Fest has since evo...

Founded in 1980 by local musicians, the Ottawa Jazz Fest has...

Founded in 1980 by local musicians, the Ottawa Jaz...

Rideau Hall (Governor General Residence)

Just a few minutes f...

Just a few minutes from downtown Ottawa and Gatineau sits Rideau Hall ...

Just a few minutes from downtown Ottawa and Gatineau sits Ri...

Just a few minutes from downtown Ottawa and Gatine...

Kingston Buskers Rendezvous

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

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...

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