Friday, August 7, 2015

Rideau Canal, Ottawa, August

We spent a few hours cycling the final 12km of the Rideau Canal (map). Developed by the British and designed by Colonel John By of the Royal Engineers from 1826. It is now a national park. More than 200km in length (!), the canal joins Ottawa and Kingston.

Our ride started at the Hartwells Lock with our turnaround point at the Ottawa Locks, at the National Art Centre. A very pleasant ride along the banks of the canal. 

Waiting in Lock £10 at Hartwell 

Lockkeeper's house

Emptying the lock

Original lock doors

Art along the way

Col. By Lake

Typical stretch of the canal with Ottawa in background

Entrance to Lock 8 with Wilfred Laurier Hotel in background

One of many beds of flowers along the pathh

Back at Hartwells

Two fantastic early 20thC houses along the canal

Two fantastic early 20thC houses along the canal

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