Tony Lofaro, Ottawa Citizen
OTTAWA — The Rideau Canal Festival is rolling toward its fourth year, adding some new wrinkles to a midsummer festival that celebrates the canal as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Borrowing a page from other local festivals, the Rideau Canal festival is this year introducing a passport offering discounts valued at $100 at all festival sites and activities, including canal bikes, walking and bicycle heritage tours, as well the adopt-a-metre-of the canal program. The passport is $20 for adults, children under 12 are admitted free to festival sites.
The festival will also have a World Heritage Stage Concert Series featuring several Ottawa-area bands at Confederation Park, one of the official festival sties. Some highlights include Fresh Beat, a house music show marking UNESCO’s International Youth Year, and Puffin Productions’ environmental storytelling and music for children, and also music honouring some of the builders of the canal.
Read more on the Ottawa Citizen website: Rideau Canal Festival announces line-up