Tuesday, July 29, 2014

House-Boating along the Rideau Canal Waterway

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The oldest continuously operated canal in North America, the Rideau Canal Waterway  links the lakes and rivers between Ottawa and Kingston and is a boater's paradise.
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Huge pine, maple and oak shade trees to the right and left, peaceful, quiet surroundings, quaint towns, lots of house boats for rent, and friendly knowledgeable lock staff - it's the recipe for a relaxing vacation. 
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A Wonderful UNESCO World Heritage Site!

I traveled the Rideau Canal for several years at all seasons, paddled, cycled, skated, canoed, house-boated and went through each of the 24 locks along the 202 kilometer waterway, and it still seems to be a well-kept travel secret.
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Barely any businesses, no tour-coaches, souvenir shops or tourist hordes, very few restaurants, no highways or high-rises, just cottages along the way. 
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See how the locks work: 

Enjoy a Fall trip: 

Rideau Canal in Winter: 

Read "Along the Rideau" 

- or even better: come and see for yourself!


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