Rideau Canal Ontario, Canada
Discover the serene beauty and rich history of Canada's Iconic Rideau Canal, a must-visit destination for nature-lovers and history buffs alike.
A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Rideau Canal boasts both a unique design and cultural significance.
Most Known For
The oldest continuously-run canal in North America, the Rideau Canal is known for great boating opportunities, and its stunning engineering and architecture.
Exploring Rideau Canal
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Rideau Canal At A Glance
Getting to the Rideau Canal
Rideau Canal access points are easily accessible throughout the 1000 Islands, making it a perfect destination for a day trip.
- Jones Falls is just 4 hours from Toronto
- Rock Dunder is one hours and 37 mins from Ottawa
- Seeley’s Bay is 3 hours and 58 mins from Montreal
What You'll Love
Know Before You Go
During the summer months, the weather is warm and the canal is fully-operational. But come winter, there’s also plenty to do!
There are many outdoor activities to enjoy during your visit to the Rideau Canal. Try hiking, picnicking and fishing – and that’s just for starters!
If you’re visiting the Rideau Canal during the summer months, make sure you dress for warm weather. Bring a hat and sunscreen. It can get cooler in the evenings, so a jacket is recommended.