Lets take a stroll along the Rideau Canal in Ottawa, Canada. This 202 km long waterway links the city of Ottawa with Kingston, Ontario and Lake Ontario and is made up of a chain of lakes, rivers and canals. First opened in 1832 (as a precaution in the case of was with the US – yikes!), the Canal is now a National Historic Site, beautifully maintained by Parks Canada, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here, in Ottawa it feels like the main artery of the city.
In a city that celebrates recreation, the Canal is a haven for for pleasure boaters as well as (obviously) paddle boarders. The paths along each side of the canal make for a lovely walk (for folks like me) and is a natural draw for runners and cyclists.
In winter, a 7.8 km portion of the canal that runs through central Ottawa becomes the Rideau Skateway – the world’s largest skating rink. What an interesting commute to work that would be, don’t you think? I’ve been lucky enough to visit the canal in spring, summer and autumn….. but it is on my list of things to do, to skate here in the wintertime.
You can add that to your bucket list, too. 🙂
…. an entry for Which Way? Challenge…..