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  • Address: Rideau Canal, Ottawa K1N 8S7, Canada
  • Admission: Free

The Ottawa Locks 1 to 8 regulate the flow of the city’s signature Rideau Canal as it flows south from the Ottawa River.

The hand-cranked locks provide a gradient of 24 meters (79 feet) on the canal, which runs for more than 200 km (124 miles) from Ottawa to Kingston, a stunning example of 19th-century ingenuity and engineering.

In winter, the 8 km (5-mile) stretch of canal running through the center of the city freezes over, providing the world’s longest skating rink. In summer, walkers and cyclers promenade along the canal’s banks.

One of the best ways to see the canal locks and Ottawa is aboard a scenic canal or river cruise.

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Ottawa Highlights Half-Day Bike Tour, Ottawa, null
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Ottawa Highlights Half-Day Bike Tour

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Discover Ottawa's major attractions, must-see spots and hidden gems on this guided, 3-3.5 hour bike tour which is about 20-24 kilometers (13-15 miles) on 95% ...  Read more

Location: Ottawa, Canada
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $66.35
2-Hour Ottawa Express City Bike Tour, Ottawa, Bike & Mountain Bike Tours
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2-Hour Ottawa Express City Bike Tour

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Enjoy a leisurely 2-hour bike tour of Ottawa that shows you many of downtown Ottawa's major attractions on its beautiful and safe bicycle paths (95% of tour is ...  Read more

Location: Ottawa, Canada
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $46.06

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