Spanning the Rideau Canal

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The Queensway Bridge over Rideau Canal seen at night

The Rideau Canal is the oldest continuously operated canal in North America and the locks still work today much as they did in 1832 (operated by hand) when the canal was constructed as a precaution in case of war with the United States (would have been used to resupply trrops at the front line). It is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Rideau Canal Waterway is 202 kms long (about 19km of that is man made).

The Rideau Canal is one of the features I adore about Ottawa. When I think of potentially living in Ottawa I think about how fun it would be to skate to work every day along the Rideau Canal. I’ve only ever seen it in early or late summer but I assume it is as beautiful in every season as when I have seen it. 

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