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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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Adventure Awaits

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eQuinelle Golf Course

A recipe for the perfect day out, head to eQuinelle Golf Course to tak...

A recipe for the perfect day out, head to eQuinelle Golf Course to tak...

A recipe for the perfect day out, head to eQuinelle Golf Cou...

A recipe for the perfect day out, head to eQuinell...

Rideau Glen Golf Course

The perfect course f...

The perfect course for golfers who prefer to walk, Rideau Glen in Kemp...

The perfect course for golfers who prefer to walk, Rideau Gl...

The perfect course for golfers who prefer to walk,...

Limerick Forest Interpretive Centre

Limerick Forest occu...

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...

Marion Dunn Heritage Trail

Established in 2007, the Marion Dunn Heritage Trail provides a pleasan...

Established in 2007, the Marion Dunn Heritage Trail provides a pleasan...

Established in 2007, the Marion Dunn Heritage Trail provides...

Established in 2007, the Marion Dunn Heritage Trai...

Skate the Lake

Activities include: Ice Stock demo Youth curling Free kids skating ar...

Activities include: Ice Stock demo Youth curling Free kids skating ar...

Activities include: Ice Stock demo Youth curling Free kids ...

Activities include: Ice Stock demo Youth curling ...

Smiths Falls Golf & Country Club

A host to events eac...

A host to events each year that attract the region’s golf profes...

A host to events each year that attract the region’s g...

A host to events each year that attract the region...

Ottawa’s Museums

Renowned cultural at...

Renowned cultural attractions enlighten Ottawa’s downtown core. ...

Renowned cultural attractions enlighten Ottawa’s downt...

Renowned cultural attractions enlighten OttawaR...

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...

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