Cruising the Rideau canal… by car: Rideau Heritage Route offers rich history, culture and countryside
JO CALVERT FOR METRO CANADA
Autumn is the perfect season for a road trip and the Rideau Heritage Route, embellished with glorious fall colours, will please everyone in the car.
A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the route of about 200 kilometres follows Ontario’s Rideau Canal between Ottawa and Kingston. Completed in 1832, the canal links rivers and lakes with 47 hand-cranked locks.
“This engineering marvel is something special to be celebrated,” says Jantine Van Kregten, director of communications for Ottawa Tourism, “and a real, tangible connection to our past.”
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