Rideau Canal Cruise (1Elgin, Rideau Canal, Ottawa, ON) – Great

Rideau Canal Cruise (Rideau Canal, Ottawa, ON)

Setting Sail on Ottawa's Historic Waterway

Embark on a serene journey along the waters of the Rideau Canal, the oldest continuously operated canal system in North America. Recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Rideau Canal offers a unique perspective on Ottawa’s rich history and picturesque landscapes. A cruise along this famed waterway is not just a leisurely ride; it’s a voyage through the city’s living heritage and natural beauty.

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What Rideau Canal Cruise Has to Offer:

  • Guided tours providing historical insights and anecdotes
  • Comfortable seating aboard the vessel
  • Refreshments available for purchase
  • Special event cruises, including sunset and fall foliage tours

The Rideau Canal Cruise is a popular attraction for those wanting to see the capital from a different vantage point. The cruise provides an informative and relaxing experience, allowing passengers to appreciate the engineering marvel that is the Rideau Canal. Throughout the journey, you’ll glide past gothic architecture, lush greenery, and landmarks such as the Parliament Buildings and the Château Laurier.

Hours of Operation:

The Rideau Canal Cruise is available after May 10th

Cruise availability:


Rideau Canal, Ottawa, ON

rideau canal cruise

A Rideau Canal Cruise is an inviting activity for visitors and residents looking to unwind and soak in the historical and natural beauty of Ottawa. Whether you’re a history buff, a nature lover, or simply in search of a tranquil escape from the urban rush, the canal cruise promises a memorable and picturesque experience.

Distance from Parliament - Core Downtown:

A 10-minute drive from the Parliament Hill.

For anyone visiting Ottawa or seeking to rediscover the city's charm, a Rideau Canal Cruise is an opportunity not to be missed. It's a peaceful interlude that offers a fresh perspective on the city's landmarks and the canal's storied past. So, cast off and let the calm waters of the Rideau Canal guide you through the heart of the capital.

Embarking on a Rideau Canal cruise, you're in for more than just a boat ride; it's like flipping through the pages of Ottawa's past. The guides are storytellers, painting pictures of historical events with their words as you pass landmarks that tell the city's story. The chill atmosphere is perfect for snapping pics for the 'gram or just kicking back and enjoying the ride.

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