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Ottawa: Rideau Canal Cruise

Product ID: 327076
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Discover the Rideau Canal on a relaxed cruise from Dow’s lake to the Ottawa River. Be entertained with live commentary from your guide and admire historical landmarks from a new perspective.
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Duration: 1.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French
Wheelchair accessible

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  • Explore the great history of the Ottawa aboard a canal cruise
  • See Canada's national capital from a different perspective
  • Benefit from engaging and insightful commentary
Full description
Discover the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Rideau Canal aboard a brand-new electric vessel. Admire top attractions like the Canadian Museum of Nature, Château Laurier, Dow’s Lake, and the National Arts Centre from this iconic waterway.

The cruise departs from the heart of downtown Ottawa. Step aboard North America’s largest 100% electric passenger vessel, the only one of its kind. Your experienced and friendly crew will answer your questions and ensure your safety. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the view as your live guide shares entertaining insights into the region, its history, and rich cultural heritage.

Discover the Rideau Canal from the Chateau Laurier to Dow's Lake. Learn about 30 different sites that have marked the history of Ottawa including the Trans-Canada Highway, Canadian Museum of Nature, Canal Ritz, Lansdowne Park, Bank Street Bridge, Dow’s Lake, Commissioners Park, Dominion Arboretum, and many more.
  • 1.5-hour canal cruise
  • Bilingual guide
  • Live commentary in English and French
  • Local taxes
What’s Not Included
  • Food or drinks
  • Gratuities

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Meeting point

The cruise departs from behind the National Arts Center on 1 Elgin St, Ottawa, Canada. Please allow sufficient time to arrive at the meeting point 15-minutes prior to departure.

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Important information
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• Children must be accompanied by an adult
• An audio guide is available for download in Chinese (Simplified), English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Russian, and Spanish

From £20.61 per person

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