Rideau Canal National Historic Site
The Rideau Canal is North America’s best-preserved “slackwater” canal, and the only one from the great 19th century canal-building era that still operates along its original route with most of its original structures intact. Today, Parks Canada welcomes visitors to this UNESCO World Heritage Site to experience travel along an iconic route. Pleasure boaters and paddlers fill the locks, while other visitors come by land to marvel at the historic locks in action.
Please note: Parks Canada is not responsible for operating the Rideau Canal Skateway. For any questions related to the Skateway, please visit the National Capital Commission website or telephone 613-239-5234
Visiting the Rideau Canal National Historic Site
Boating, paddling, overnight mooring, walking trails, licensed local operators
How to get here, maps, hours of operation, passes and permits, fees
Camping at lockstations, historic accommodations, reserve an oTENTik
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