Rideau Canal National Historic Site

Rideau Canal National Historic Site, Ottawa: Hours, Address, Rideau Canal National Historic Site Reviews: 4.5/5

Rideau Canal National Historic Site

Rideau Canal National Historic Site
4.5
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Monday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
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One of the oldest landmarks in Ottawa, this canal is filled with boats in the summer and becomes the "World's Longest Skating Rink" in the winter.
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AngeloPasto
Montreal, Canada108 contributions
Oct. 2021
On a recent visit to Ottawa we strayed next to the Rideau Canal and found it nice to walk around the canal. My son and I strolled in the park on 2 occasions and found it pleasing and interesting. A fun place to spend a few hours on a lazy afternoon.
Written December 20, 2021
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10sAce52
Edmonton, Canada56 contributions
Oct. 2021
What amazing views and so intriguing, to see how the locks work !! Next time, I'll try the guided trip via boat :)
Written December 5, 2021
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Go564101
Harrogate, UK19 contributions
Dec. 2021 • Couples
The locks were empty, apart from a few ducks paddling, so we didn't get the full impression of the canal as a working waterway.
Written December 4, 2021
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puckstopper31
Edmonton, Canada616 contributions
Nov. 2021
Pretty neat but need to see in the summer. We are here in November and nothing to enjoy this time of year. Plan your trip when in operation in summer or frozen for skiing in winter.
Written November 10, 2021
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James H
Newmarket, Canada103 contributions
Sep. 2021 • Couples
Went downtown Ottawa to see a few sights and fell in love with the locks here and the boats, a very peaceful and relaxing place to have a bite to eat watchvthr boats, or to just enjoy the fresh air and scenery. This is a must see when in Ottawa.
Written September 22, 2021
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rogerl251
Ottawa, Canada249 contributions
Sep. 2021
The locks of the Rideau Canal are actually very interesting, particularly if you read/know the history of the city and LCol By.
Written September 19, 2021
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Brie E
Belmont, NH140 contributions
Sep. 2021 • Family
Beautiful area to spend the day or take a scenic cruise. You may even get lucky and get to watch boats move through the lockes! We did and it was very cool.
Written September 5, 2021
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Marija V
Vancouver, Canada42 contributions
Aug. 2021
Visit this spot with the locks during the sunset, it is the best time to enjoy beautiful colors and this quiet space
Written August 28, 2021
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JMR
Toronto, Canada3 contributions
Aug. 2021 • Solo
Quiet and peaceful for an early morning stroll. Lots of people out exercising. Came across one person shooting up but otherwise a tranquil outing.
Written August 25, 2021
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Christine C
Burlington, Canada54 contributions
Aug. 2021
Watching the boats in the locks was very interesting. We also did a boat tour and the sights were awesome.
Written August 19, 2021
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