The Rideau Canal is a signature Ottawa landmark, dividing the city’s downtown into eastern and western segments. Opened in 1832, it’s the oldest still operational canal system in North America.
In winter, the 8 km (5-mile) stretch of canal running through the center of Ottawa transforms into the Rideau Canal Skateway, the world’s longest skating rink.
In summer, joggers, sightseers and cyclers promenade along the canal’s banks.
One of the best ways to experience life on the canal is aboard a scenic canal cruise.
very good included boat trip as well'but strange ticket only valid for one day other citys tours valid for up to three days?
We really enjoyed the hop on hop off bus tour - so much that we did the whole tour twice! The guides were informative and entertaining. The boat cruise on the Ottawa River was very relaxing - the guide here was a bit hard to understand as she talked very quickly. Would definitely recommend this tour to anyone.
Enjoyed both the bus trip and the Ottawa river trip very much. Well worth the money and a great way to see the beautiful city of Ottawa. Added bonus of getting picked up from our hotel in the morning. Thank you.
The Rideau Canal flows south from Parliament Hill on the Ottawa River, with eight locks controlling its levels as it begins its journey of 202 km (125 miles) from Ottawa to Kingston.