Hey, everyone!

The countdown to the ‘Miss Teenage Canada’ Pageant begins, less than 2 weeks until I meet and reunite with the other lovely delegates and have a busy week filled with different activities. I am extremely overwhelmed but super excited! For today’s blog post I will be sharing with you all, the best place in Ottawa.

Ottawa being the heart (Capital) of Canada has lot’s of attractions (historical attractions, festivals, etc.), such as the Parliament Building, Canadian Tulip Festival, Bluesfest and much more but my favorite is definitely a classic and a place that is well known in Ottawa.

In my opinion, the best place in Ottawa is the Rideau Canal which is a National Historic Site and is available for you to visit year round. The Rideau Canal is 202 kilometers in length which is the same length as driving from Mascouche, Quebec to Ottawa which would take 2 hrs and 12mins. So, now you can really imagine how long the Rideau Canal actually is.


I believe that having the Rideau Canal in your area is great because it keeps you busy and very active, mostly during the summer and winter. During the summer, you get the opportunity to go for a walk/run or bike ride on the paths and enjoy nature just by the Canal. You can also enjoy Boating, Canoeing, Kayaking, and Fishing. As for the Winter, you can enjoy skating and once you start to get tired, you can take a break by enjoying a delicious Beavertail with some warm hot chocolate!

When was the Rideau Canal opened? 

The Rideau Canal was opened in the year 1832, after the War of 1812.

What is the length of the Rideau Canal Skateway? 

Although, the Rideau Canal itself is 202km in length, during the Winter it has a specific length that is used as the Skateway which is 7.8km, also equivalent to 90 Olympic sized skating rinks.

Why was the Rideau Canal constructed?

The Rideau Canal was constructed to make a navigable waterway between Lake Ontario and the Ottawa River.

Why was the Rideau Canal designed?

 The Rideau Canal was designed to provide a secure supply route from Montreal to Kingston.

During the Winter how long is the Skateway opened?

The Skateway is opened 24 hours a day and the duration of the season depends on the weather but typically is open through January to March.

Fun Fact: The Rideau Canal holds the record for being the largest naturally frozen ice rink in the world.- Guinness Book of World Records 2005

Answers to these Questions are from; Rideau Canal Info


“It was really neat checking out the canal, they have little bridges on the gates that let you go across the canal. Made for a nice relaxing walk.” – Unknown

“This is a truly beautiful city, worth exploring. The canal can be biked, ran or walked and in different seasons. Beautiful place!” – G.V

“A heritage landmark. A great place to let all your worries melt away. A must see for any visitor. You can bike, walk, or drive along this beautiful picturesque landmark.” -L.T

“Definitely a Canadian experience to be here during the winter skating season.
During the other seasons, it’s a beautiful place to meander and relax.” -D.R

4.7 / 5 Stars with 493 Google Reviews 

As you all can tell by now, the Rideau Canal is a beautiful place. I am so happy to have gotten the chance to tell you some facts about the Rideau Canal and why I personally like it. If any readers haven’t been to see the Rideau Canal, then I highly suggest it!

Stay tuned to read my next blog post soon!

Lot’s Of Love,


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