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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

Ottawa Highlights Half-Day Bike Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

Discover Ottawa's major attractions and must-see spots on this guided, 4-hour bike tour. See Hog's Back Falls, the Fletcher Wildlife Garden, Rideau Canal, ...  Read more

Location: Ottawa, Canada
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $85.00
2-Hour Ottawa Express City Bike Tour, Ottawa, Bike & Mountain Bike Tours

2-Hour Ottawa Express City Bike Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 6 Reviews

Don't have much time? On a budget? Not sure if you can spend a full day on a bike tour? Embark on a 2-hour Ottawa express tour which shows you the highlights ...  Read more

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

From USD $48.35

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