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EXPLORING SHOULD ALWAYS COME WITH THIS VIEW

Make your way along scenic roads that travel ​alongside the Historic Rideau Canal Waterway. Enjoy the beautiful views and countless artisan shops along the way. 

The Rideau Canal, Lock Station

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RIDEAU HERITAGE ROUTE

The Rideau Heritage Route is a scenic 202 km route that spans from Kingston to Ottawa. This UNESCO World Heritage Site has many beautiful spots to explore, take pictures and enjoy the great outdoors. Start your trip planning now at The Great Waterway.  

 

Must-Sees

  • The Rideau Canal runs over 202km (126mi) and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, considered an engineering masterpiece with most of the locks still operated by hand.

  • The Old Stone Mill in Delta is a National Historic Site showcasing milling technology and 1800s industrial heritage.

  • The two longest hiking trails along the Rideau are the Rideau Trail and the Cataraqui Trail, part of the Trans-Canada trail system, perfect for year round exploring.

  • Merrickville, Westport and Perth are just a few of the quaint villages where you can find uniques shopping experiences and historic attractions.

A lock station on the Rideau Canal

LOCK STATIONS

One of the highlights along the Rideau Heritage Route are the Rideau Canal Lock Stations. 

A couple in a canoe floating down the Rideau Canal

A PADDLER'S PARADISE

To kayaking canoeing enthusiasts, the Rideau Heritage Route is a “paddler’s paradise,” due to its calm, clear waters and natural sights.

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