Houseboats on the Rideau Canal, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Houseboating on the Rideau Canal, Ontario, Canada
The Rideau Canal system is one of Ontario's most beautiful and unique places to go houseboating.
The canal or winding river goes from Ottawa and goes south for @ 200 km (120 miles) till Kingston, Ontario. On our travels through the canal, we noticed boats from all over North America, some of them doing the "Great Loop".
The system has 45 locks, and helps boaters work their way through some major cities, and some of the most picturesque little towns anywhere.
We found the canal system to be very clean, safe, and full of friendly marine services along the way. At some of the locks, there is small towns which offer a wide range of local goods. Gotta love that "fresh baked bread".
We highly recommend the trip to anyone who wants to houseboat in one of the most beautiful areas in the world.
Any others out there who have travelled the Rideau Canal?
Thanks, Brenda. Reply - Answer
Well Brenda, I can definitely understand your point of view, as we have also travelled the Rideau, and we found it to be one of the most beautifully maintained waterways around.
The scenery, waterways, and the lock system are some of the highest rated just about anywhere. The pace through the canal system is just perfect for houseboats, and the quaint little towns along the way are great for shopping & afternoon adventures.Lastly
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Thanks again for sharing, IAN from all-about-houseboats
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