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Rideau Canal Cruise

From US$22.72
  • Rideau Canal cruise in Ottawa, with live commentary
  • Cruise along the UNESCO–listed Rideau Canal with your guide
  • Uninterrupted views over canal-side sites of interest including Château Laurier and Dow’s Lake
Rideau Canal Cruise
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2:30 p.m. tourMost Popular
Approx 90 min tour of the Rideau canal. Departures are from the National Art Centre on Elgin st. Ottawa
12:00 p.m. tour
Approx 90 min tour of the Rideau canal. Departures are from the National Art Centre on Elgin st. Ottawa
4:30 p.m. tour
Approx 90 min tour of the Rideau canal. Departures are from the National Art Centre on Elgin st. Ottawa
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The Rideau Canal links Canada’s capital—Ottawa—with majestic Lake Ontario. On this tour, cruise in comfort along the UNESCO World Heritage–listed waterway and admire sweeping views over top attractions including the Canadian Museum of Nature, Château Laurier, Dow’s Lake, and the National Arts Centre. Along the way, listen as your guide sheds light on centuries of colorful Canadian history.
What to Expect

The cruises will let you discover the wonderful Rideau Canal, from Dow's Lake to the Ottawa River. Be surprised by the richness and the historical landmarks that will be offered on the cruise! 

During your cruise you will discover the heritage of the city of Ottawa in a very different way! From the Chateau Laurier to Dow's Lake, you will have the chance to learn about thirty different sites that have marked the history of the city. In addition, several miscellaneous fun and often surprising facts will be presented!

You will also have the chance to learn about the following historical sites:
University of Ottawa campus, German Embassy, Armenian Embassy, Trans-Canada Highway, Pretoria Bridge, Canadian Museum of Nature, St. Patrick Statue, Canal Ritz, Lansdowne Park, TD Place Stadium, TD Place Arena, Bank Street Bridge, Dow’s Lake, Commissioners Park, Dominion Arboretum, and many more.

Reviews (23)
1 - 5 of 23 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago
Nice afternoon on the canal...

This is a short, pretty little ride down the canal, the tour guide can be a bit much at times, but it seems that people really enjoy his work, so who am I to say? It's all in good fun, and I recommend checking out...More

Thank vanilarama
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Very entertaining

First of all the boat is very nice, large and totally electric. What makes this cruise is the bilingual commentator, Brennan. He never stops talking and can switch from French to English without hesitation. His stories are informative but he also brings humour into the...More

Thank Ragu_ON
Reviewed September 11, 2018
Cruising on the Rideau Canal

While in Ottawa, we took a Rideau Canal Cruise. This is a unique and relaxing way to explore on board a brand new 100% electric boat, sailing the canal from downtown’s National Arts Centre to Lansdowne Park to Dow’s Lake and back with myriad scenic...More

Thank Mike K
Reviewed September 10, 2018 via mobile
Wonderful afternoon

It was a really cold wet afternoon so we decided to take the canal boat ride. Brennan who was our host made us feel very welcome he informed us about things we could see he also made us laugh with his wonderful sence of humour....More

Thank helenpm2014
Reviewed August 31, 2018
Need much better directions

Could not find the Kiosk after circling the downtown core four times in heavy traffic. Had a nice view of both sides of the canal while hunting. We had great expectations, but very frustrated in the end. As we were finally leaving the congested downtown...More

Thank Sharon G
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July 13, 2018|
Response from Yuri K |
I don't think so. You have to pay the parking.
Miakoda P
July 13, 2018|
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Response from countrymile | Reviewed this property |
We bought out tickets at a kiosk right near the cruise
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