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About Rideau Canal Cruises
DISCOVER OTTAWA ON BOARD THE QUEEN ELIZABETH DR. NORTH AMERICA’S LARGEST CERTIFIED 100% ELECTRIC PASSENGER BOAT. Our cruises will let you discover the wonderful Rideau Canal, from Dow's lake to the Ottawa River. Be surprised by the richness and historical landmarks that will offer our cruise!
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Rideau Canal is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the perfect place to get great views of Ottawa’s top monuments. With this tour, save time studying a map, and enjoy stress-free sightseeing adventure with live commentary along the way. Glide along the Rideau Canal, and admire views of city attractions, including Chateau Laurier, the Canadian Museum of Nature, and the National Arts Center.
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Paultskenny wrote a review Aug. 1
Ashton in Makerfield, United Kingdom98 contributions67 helpful votes
This is simply a must do experience - we were fortunate to have Brennan as a tour guide who had the boat laughing out loud with his commentary. Who would have thought the canal is home to a very large Eel! Inbetween the laughs you get a history of the canal and the 90min tour is a pleasant way to get to know this part of Ottawa.
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Date of experience: August 2022
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Eric M wrote a review Jul. 2022
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The staff is top notch! Thanks to Brennan for this awsome guided boat tour making the Journey entertaining for all! I did not know that the Rideau Canal had a giant eel, wow! Thanks to Felix for making sure we had plenty of refreshments during this nice hot day!
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Date of experience: July 2022
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Maryam B wrote a review Jul. 2022
Toronto, Canada3 contributions
We had an excellent experience on the Rideau River cruise. Though it didn't start as such because we were late (finding parking nearby isn't as easy as we thought it'd be). Daphne and Alex, responsible for the tickets, were so accommodating. They quickly gave us other options and within minutes we were on board another boat.The tour guide was well informed and it was a great overall experience. We would highly recommend this cruise if anyone is visiting Ottawa.
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Date of experience: July 2022
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Ryan F wrote a review Jul. 2022
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Brennon, our guide, made this trip - he’s the best there ever was and ever will be! The boat ride itself is along the canal and is an interesting ride learning the historical aspects of Ottawa. We truly enjoyed the experience. Eel-vis forever!! Keep growing!!!
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Date of experience: July 2022
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Adil SJ wrote a review Jul. 2022
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Awesome experence with Brennon (the tour guide), Alex (ticket seller) and Jacques (captain) who waited for us a few extra minutes so that we can enjoy the ride
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Date of experience: July 2022
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