"The Rideau Canal built in..." Rideau Canal Tip by Kentbein

Rideau Canal, Ottawa: 7 reviews and 11 photos


Favorite thing: The Rideau Canal built in 1826-1832 is a primary feature of the city. The establishment of the canal shifted development from Wrightstown to the southern shore where Ottawa stands today, with a population of approximately 330,000 people. The canal was originally built to provide a safe route to Kingston after the War of 1812. Today the canal is a major tourist destination in summer for boaters and in winter the 198 km waterway becomes the world's longest skating rink, filled with people having a grand time in Canada?s freezing weather.

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  • Written Aug 24, 2002
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