Rideau Canal


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Rideau Canal

(rēdō`, rē`dō), 126 mi (203 km) long, S Ont., Canada, connecting the Ottawa River at Ottawa with Lake Ontario at Kingston. The canal, which has 47 locks, follows the course of the Rideau River. It was built (1826–32) by army engineers under the direction of Col. John By to provide access from the St. Lawrence to Lake Ontario without exposure to attack by American forces on the U.S. shore of the St. Lawrence. Little used as a commercial waterway, the canal system has become a popular recreation area and scenic attraction.
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He built a homestead and farm along the Rideau Canal, which, ironically, had been built by British engineers 25 years earlier to protect Canada in the event of war with the United States.
Though the land was not surveyed, Stevens settled it in 1790, built a homestead, erected a mill and became the first setter on the future route of the Rideau Canal in Ottawa.
Tour A--Rideau Valley Tour: Long before the Rideau Canal System was constructed, some enterprising Loyalists settled along the Rideau River and established communities still in existence.
Visitors can ice skate along the 7.8km UNESCO World Heritage Rideau Canal as well as watch the annual Accora Village Bed Race.
Le Boat, best known for its boat hire on European waterways, is introducing a similar service on the Rideau Canal in Canada, which links capital Ottawa with historic Kingston.
And nothing says winter in Ottawa quite like ice skating up and down the scenic Rideau Canal, Ontario's only Unesco world heritage site (pc.gc.ca/en/lhn-nhs/on/ rideau).
Attendees also had opportunities to experience Canada's history and culture as the country celebrates its 150th year of independence, with visits to Ottawa's Parliament Hill, which houses the national government; Rideau Canal, which offers views of the city; and the National Gallery of Canada, which houses the largest display of Canadian art in the world.
She wants participants to gain a deeper understanding of the many layers of history and story that are hidden beneath the surface of the capital, a swath of unceded Algonquin land where "official" narratives--such as the construction of the Rideau Canal, or the performances inside the auditoriums of the National Arts Centre--tend to dominate.
According to the DSF report, one of Canada's best-loved outdoor skating venues, Ottawa's Rideau Canal, provides an example of what to expect.
This pattern is evident in the digging of the Rideau Canal in the first part of the 19th century, the building of the Canadian Pacific Railway in the 1880s, the completion of the St.
(Canada), Jan 30 ( ANI ): Three Canadian-Afghan immigrants have been found guilty of murdering four family members and dumping their bodies in the Rideau Canal, as the judge criticized them for what he called "cold-blooded" killings based on their "twisted notion of honour."