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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 South

Adventure Awaits

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Ireland’s Blueberries & Apples

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

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

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

Ireland’s Blueberries & Apples sells thr...

Perth Ribfest

Come for the ribs, s...

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 Kilt Run

Join the run or join...

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 ...

4 Degrees Brewing Company

On tap in select restaurants across Ontario, 4 Degrees Brewing Company...

On tap in select restaurants across Ontario, 4 Degrees Brewing Company...

On tap in select restaurants across Ontario, 4 Degrees Brewi...

On tap in select restaurants across Ontario, 4 Deg...

Hiking the Rideau

Trails With many all-season parks and conservation areas, the Rideau C...

Trails With many all-season parks and conservation areas, the Rideau C...

Trails With many all-season parks and conservation areas, th...

Trails With many all-season parks and conservation...

Parkside Spa

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Ready to escape the everyday and drop your stress at the door? Welcome...

Ready to escape the everyday and drop your stress at the doo...

Ready to escape the everyday and drop your stress ...

Evergreen Golf Course

Located just 5 minut...

Located just 5 minutes from Westport, Evergreen Golf Course is a conve...

Located just 5 minutes from Westport, Evergreen Golf Course ...

Located just 5 minutes from Westport, Evergreen Go...

Limestone City Blues Festival 2019

The Limestone City Blues Festival will once again bring downtown Kings...

The Limestone City Blues Festival will once again bring downtown Kings...

The Limestone City Blues Festival will once again bring down...

The Limestone City Blues Festival will once again ...

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