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The First Weekend Of Winterlude Has Arrived! 

The 40th edition of Winterlude begins this weekend with the Official Winterlude Launch on Friday, February 2nd. This year, the Winterlude fun will span three weekends, wrapping up on Monday, February 19 (Family Day in Ontario). The official sites are the

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Hoping To Un-Lock The Locks Sooner Than Later

With all the rain we’ve had the past few days, there has been flooding on many roads, in yards, farmer’s fields and has even closed most of the Rideau Canal Locks.  One would think, they would need the water to

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Rideau Canal Season Opening Delayed By One Week

As we approach the kick off weekend to the summer season many people are looking forward to heading to the campground or the cottage. However, boating on the Rideau Canal will not be an option. High water levels and flows

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Red Bull’s High Tech Track Will Insure The Show Will Go On No Matter What The Weather Has To Say About It!

When the people from Red Bull decided on Ottawa for one of their signature Crashed Ice events, they must have known that the weather in these parts in March can be highly unpredictable, specially this year… So it must come

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Cold Enough For The Canal To Re-Open :)

Yes, that’s right, you can get up this morning, or take a lunch break later, lace up and hit the Rideau Canal Skateway because as of this today starting at 8am, 3kms of the Canal opens up for you to

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Staying Safe On The Ice

With recent cold temperatures, rivers, lakes and the Rideau Canal have begun to freeze, but looks can be deceiving. What ice thickness is safe? Here’s what you need to know before going out onto the ice: *       Minimum or at

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New Murals Highlight Rideau Canal Heritage & History

Two new murals highlighting Ottawa’s history and the Capital’s connection with the Rideau Canal have been unveiled at the underpasses beneath the Laurier Avenue Bridge, on Queen Elizabeth Drive and on Colonel By Drive. Mayor Jim Watson was on hand

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Paddle To Work!

Kayakers, canoeists and stand up paddleboarders will soon have access to two new launch points on the Rideau Canal. Catherine McKenna, the federal minister of environment and climate change and MP for Ottawa Centre, made the announcement this morning. The first dock is at Patterson Creek

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