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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

Exploring the 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
A map illustration of the 1000 Islands.

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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.