Rideau Canal Visitor Centre

Rideau Canal Visitor Centre

Rideau Canal Visitor Centre
4.5
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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Indah Edlightz
Ontario, Canada3,179 contributions
Aug 2021
Very nice area to walk around and see the town. Looks like the town has done a lot of upgrades in the downtown core.
Written August 18, 2021
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Tim H
5 contributions
Sept 2019
A good historical and practical overview of the Rideau Canal system. The centre provides an excellent historical context of the canal system from conception, construction, usefulness and current day functioning. Well worth the visit as a focal point for understanding the canal and then exploring other locks and locations on the system.
Written September 6, 2019
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Mitch67
Renfrew, Canada62 contributions
Jul 2019 • Couples
It's an odd museum. Don't expect to see anything of the original mill structure on the inside. Rooms have been all plastered over. exhibits are the usual story of the canal. Other Lock museums do a more authentic job of telling the story, like the Merrickville locks. The look out from the 4th floor is nice, but very hot on a sunny day. We enjoyed the 360 degree view though. As a bonus, it's free - at at least "taxpayer funded". Worth a stop if you haven't been to any other canal museums.
Written July 20, 2019
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myroes
Mississauga, Canada147 contributions
Jun 2019 • Couples
A nice visit Top floor not finished but looks like it will be nice. Also a viewing level at the very top. Interesting with some nice displays. Free! Can’t beat that!
Written June 30, 2019
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garybazil
Ottawa, Canada16 contributions
Aug 2018
A very nice museum with alot of historical information regarding the canal and the surrounding area. Although it is small, it is well worth the trip.
Written December 13, 2018
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Patricia M
10 contributions
Aug 2018 • Family
Had a great trip through with the teenagers.lots to look at and see. Fun pretending to drive the big boat down the river.
Written November 8, 2018
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wanitaathome
14 contributions
Jun 2018 • Friends
The visitor centre is in a lovely old stone building. Over three floors you get the entire history of the Rideau Canal. After you learn the history of the canal, walking along it or sailing on it takes on a whole different meaning.
Written June 23, 2018
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SBS50
Alexandria, VA322 contributions
May 2018 • Friends
Extremely helpful and informative staff, interesting exhibits, a nice view platform of the falls. Well worth the visit
Written June 10, 2018
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Bryan C
11 contributions
Aug 2017 • Friends
The building the Information Center and Canal and Lock museum is housed in is beautiful. Greeted by very friendly and informative staff. The displays were limited with a couple under restoration. Not a lot of historic information on the actual construction of the canal system. Film in basement was more informative still limited. Was very disapponed with the lack of Smiths Falls history pertaining to the canal and locks. View from top gives a good perspective to the geological lay out of Smiths Falls. If your stopping by for travel information take a look.
Written August 16, 2017
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spunks2014
Smiths Falls, Canada14 contributions
Aug 2017 • Friends
there is lots of good fishing and countryside to see .Next year you will be able to rent boats from Europe.
Written August 16, 2017
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RIDEAU CANAL VISITOR CENTRE - All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go (with Photos)

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Rideau Canal Visitor Centre is open:
  • Sun - Sat 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.