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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 to Kemptville, 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 Merrickville – 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 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 North
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Rideau Canal Central
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Rideau Canal South

Adventure Awaits

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Miller’s Bay Farm

Miller’s Bay Farm is a fourth generation family farm located jus...

Miller’s Bay Farm is a fourth generation family farm located jus...

Miller’s Bay Farm is a fourth generation family farm l...

Miller’s Bay Farm is a fourth generation fam...

Sightseeing Cycle Route

Ottawa is a beautifu...

Ottawa is a beautiful city that successfully blends urban vitality wit...

Ottawa is a beautiful city that successfully blends urban vi...

Ottawa is a beautiful city that successfully blend...

Winterlude, the Capital’s winter celebration

A unique winter fest...

A unique winter festival featuring snow and ice sculpture competitions...

A unique winter festival featuring snow and ice sculpture co...

A unique winter festival featuring snow and ice sc...

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...

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...

Foley Mountain Conservation Area

Atop a granite ridge...

Atop a granite ridge that overlooks Westport and the Upper Rideau wate...

Atop a granite ridge that overlooks Westport and the Upper R...

Atop a granite ridge that overlooks Westport and t...

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 ...

Limerick Forest Interpretive Centre

Limerick Forest occupies 5,782 hectares of land in eastern Ontario, an...

Limerick Forest occupies 5,782 hectares of land in eastern Ontario, an...

Limerick Forest occupies 5,782 hectares of land in eastern O...

Limerick Forest occupies 5,782 hectares of land in...

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