Rideau Canal

The Rideau Canal (French: Canal Rideau), also known as the Rideau Waterway, connects the city of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, on the Ottawa River to the city of Kingston, Ontario, on Lake Ontario. The name Rideau, French for "curtain," is derived from the curtain-like appearance of the Rideau River's twin waterfalls where they join the Ottawa River. The canal system uses sections of major rivers, including the Rideau and the Cataraqui, as well as some lakes.

The canal was opened in 1832 as a precaution in case of war with the United States. It remains in use today primarily for pleasure boating, with most of its original structures intact, operated by Parks Canada. The locks on the system open for navigation in mid-May and close in mid-October. It is the oldest continuously operated canal system in North America, and in 2007 it was registered as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Merridee Bujaki - Research Interests and Publications - Rideau Canal
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... Bytown Before the construction of the Rideau Canal, surveys had been conducted by Joshua Jebb and Samuel Clowes of lands required for a possible canal linking the Ottawa River ... George Ramsay, the Earl of Dalhousie took a great interest in the construction of the canal, as well as in establishing a settlement in the area. 26, 1826, Colonel By and Dalhousie had agreed that the canal's entrance was to be at Entrance Bay (its current location), and along with a letter authorizing ...
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... to protect Kingston's harbour and the entrance to the Rideau Canal ... It is part of the Rideau Canal and Kingston Fortifications National Historic Site, the Rideau Canal and Kingston Fortifications UNESCO World Heritage site, and is within the ...
Rideau Lakes, Ontario - Communities - Newboro
... the founding of Newboro with the building of the Rideau Canal in 1826–32 ... of the community was enabled by the shipment of iron ore from local mines via the Rideau canal to smelters in Pittsburgh and Cleveland during the latter part of the 19th century ...
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... The Rideau Canal Festival is a festival that takes place in Ottawa annually on the Civic long weekend in August ... The festival program focuses on 3 main themes Rideau Heritage, active lifestyle, and World Heritage/Environment ... The festival celebrates the Rideau Canal with a flotilla, tours of the canal, art and photo exhibits, music, and bike tours ...

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