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Ottawa: Rideau Canal Cruise

1. Ottawa: Rideau Canal Cruise

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.

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What people are saying about Rideau Canal

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 99 reviews

This cruise was so much fun and our guide was excellent! The scenery is spectacular, the history telling and fact sharing made the cruise so interesting. Such a multicultural city! Thank you for providing the opportunity to see this side of such a wonderful city by water.

Our guide and crew were very professional and attentive to the crowd. The guide was engaging and funny. We loved the time we spent on board. Thanks!

Enjoyed this relaxing and entertaining tour. We thought out guide was quite funny which kept our attention while sailing down the Rideau Canal.

Super interesting, the guide was excellent, cheerful, someone who loves his job, big congratulations

A nice gentle way to spend time on the water with an amusing and informative commentary.