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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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Rideau Canal South

Adventure Awaits

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Perth Outfitters

Visit Perth Outfitters for boat rentals and Perth’s only mini-go...

Visit Perth Outfitters for boat rentals and Perth’s only mini-go...

Visit Perth Outfitters for boat rentals and Perth’s on...

Visit Perth Outfitters for boat rentals and Perth&...

Festival of the Maples

Come to the Festival...

Come to the Festival of the Maples to officially kick off the maple se...

Come to the Festival of the Maples to officially kick off th...

Come to the Festival of the Maples to officially k...

4 Degrees Brewing Company

On tap in select res...

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...

Fort Henry National Historic Site

Experience 19th century military life at Fort Henry! Built in 1832 to ...

Experience 19th century military life at Fort Henry! Built in 1832 to ...

Experience 19th century military life at Fort Henry! Built i...

Experience 19th century military life at Fort Henr...

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...

Agnes Etherington Art Centre

Located on the histo...

Located on the historic campus of Queen’s University, the Agnes ...

Located on the historic campus of Queen’s University, ...

Located on the historic campus of Queen’s Un...

eQuinelle

eQuinelle is Ottawa&...

eQuinelle is Ottawa’s most awarded golf course, recognized for i...

eQuinelle is Ottawa’s most awarded golf course, recogn...

eQuinelle is Ottawa’s most awarded golf cour...

Ottawa’s Museums

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

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

Renowned cultural attractions enlighten Ottawa’s downt...

Renowned cultural attractions enlighten OttawaR...

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