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Rideau Canal: general information

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Rideau Canal

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Opened in 1832, the Canal was built to provide a secure military route between Upper and Lower Canada.
Today the Rideau Canal is a chain of beautiful lakes, rivers and canals winding 202 km, including 47 locks, from Kingston to Ottawa.
On the Rideau Heritage Route you'll discover more about the highlights of the Rideau Canal Waterway.
Most lockstations provide washrooms, parking for bicycles, first-aid, overnight dockage and picnic facilities, including tables, benches and barbecue grills.
The Rideau Canal is maintained and operated b...
Opened in 1832, the Canal was built to provide a secure military route between Upper and Lower Canada.
Today the Rideau Canal is a chain of beautiful lakes, rivers and canals winding 202 km, including 47 locks, from Kingston to Ottawa.
On the Rideau Heritage Route you'll discover more about the highlights of the Rideau Canal Waterway.
Most lockstations provide washrooms, parking for bicycles, first-aid, overnight dockage and picnic facilities, including tables, benches and barbecue grills.
The Rideau Canal is maintained and operated by Parks Canada to preserve and present the canal's natural and historic features, as well as to provide a navigable channel for boaters.
Located at the Rideau Canal locks between Parliament Hill and the Château Laurier in Ottawa you'll find the Bytown Museum. This museum tells the story of Lt. Colonel John By, the construction of the Rideau Canal as well as the early years of the city of Ottawa. Visit the Virtual Museum website for more info.
Opened in 1832, the Canal was built to provide a secure military route between Upper and Lower Canada.
Today the Rideau Canal is a chain of beautiful lakes, rivers and canals winding 202 km, including 47 locks, from Kingston to Ottawa.
On the Rideau Heritage Route you'll discover more about the highlights of the Rideau Canal Waterway.
Most lockstations provide washrooms, parking for bicycles, first-aid, overnight dockage and picnic facilities, including tables, benches and barbecue grills.
The Rideau Canal is maintained and operated b...

Rideau Canal: nearby sleeping facilities

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Gananoque Inn & Spa
Islandview Inn
Island View B&B
Victoria Rose Inn
Glen House Resort
Misty Isles Lodge
Capricorn Motel Royale
Sleepy Hollow Bed & Breakfast

Rideau Canal: nearby destinations

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Sir Wilfrid LaurierNational Historic Site - Québec - 205km (129mi)
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Burlington International AirportAirport - Vermont - 230km (144mi)
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