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Rideau Heritage Route

The Rideau Heritage Route

The Rideau Heritage Route dates back to the early 19th century, and is Ontario’s only UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Its 202 kilometres of winding waters travel from the lovely Lake Ontario in Kingston to the historic Ottawa River in Ottawa. Along the way, the route passes through 47 locks and 24 lock stations and through delightful villages and towns, including Smiths Falls and the city of Perth.

Enjoy the Rideau Heritage Route by foot or bicycle along paths that run alongside; by motorboat or canoe along the route’s waters; or even with skates in winter, when the Rideau Canal Skateway in Ottawa opens as the Guinness Book of World Records’ largest naturally frozen ice rink.

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Rideau Heritage Route

This historic site is located in Ottawa Valley South

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