Quick Facts

When was the Rideau Canal inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List?

On June 27, 2007, the Rideau Canal and Kingston Fortifications were inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site by UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee in Christchurch, New Zealand. Learn more

What year was the Rideau Canal designated a Canadian Heritage River?

In 2000, the 202 km Rideau Waterway was designated for its outstanding cultural and recreational heritage values.

Where are the four remaining defensible blockhouses located along the Rideau Canal?

How high is the Stone Arch Dam at Jones Falls?

The dam is approximately 350 feet (107 m) long (the length of the arch at the top), 60 feet (18 m) high and 27 feet (8 m) thick at the base. Learn more