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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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Water Activities

The Rideau Canal is an idyllic place to enjoy water activities such as...

The Rideau Canal is an idyllic place to enjoy water activities such as...

The Rideau Canal is an idyllic place to enjoy water activiti...

The Rideau Canal is an idyllic place to enjoy wate...

Perth Town Hall National Historic Site

Perth Town Hall Nati...

Perth Town Hall National Historic Site of Canada is an elegant two-sto...

Perth Town Hall National Historic Site of Canada is an elega...

Perth Town Hall National Historic Site of Canada i...

Frost Fest

Seeley’s Bay F...

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...

Mountain Orchards

In addition to apple picking, Mountain Orchards offers visitors a vari...

In addition to apple picking, Mountain Orchards offers visitors a vari...

In addition to apple picking, Mountain Orchards offers visit...

In addition to apple picking, Mountain Orchards of...

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...

Heritage Bikes & Rentals

Heritage Bikes is a ...

Heritage Bikes is a local community bike shop located in Perth Ontario...

Heritage Bikes is a local community bike shop located in Per...

Heritage Bikes is a local community bike shop loca...

Andrewsville Bridge

Enhancing the beauty...

Enhancing the beauty of the Rideau River and the heritage of its setti...

Enhancing the beauty of the Rideau River and the heritage of...

Enhancing the beauty of the Rideau River and the h...

Le Boat

Cruise the Rideau Canal in style aboard a Le Boat rental! While travel...

Cruise the Rideau Canal in style aboard a Le Boat rental! While travel...

Cruise the Rideau Canal in style aboard a Le Boat rental! Wh...

Cruise the Rideau Canal in style aboard a Le Boat ...

Travel Tips

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