Top 10 best things about Renting a House close to the Rideau Canal

Rideau Canal

  1. Walking to the Canal Ritz for romantic canal-side dinner. From the house the Canal Ritz can be reached via a 10 minute stroll. For a more casual “pub-style dinner”, the Royal Oak on the Canal can be reached in less than a 5 minute walk
  2. Watching the Tulip Festival Flotilla. Each year dozens of boats get “dressed up” to mark the opening of the Ottawa Tulip Festival which marks the arrival of summer!
  3. Taking a Peddle Boat out at Dow’s Lake. Spending a day at Dow’s Lake is great fun. Enjoy a delicious brunch or lunch and then casually burn off the calories in a relaxing Peddle Boat ride. For the more energetic, kayaks can be rented.
  4. Running, roller-blading, or bicycling along the paths. Everyday dozens of people take to the Rideau Canal after work. Families with strollers, serious athletes, and new couples share the pathways of the Rideau Canal.
  5. Running, roller-blading, or bicycling on the “closed” Colonel By Driveway every Sunday. Every Sunday during the summer the road that hugs the east side of the Rideau Canal is closed to provide a large flat and picturesque place to practice without training wheels or to take up roller blading.
  6. Skating along the canal at Winterlude. Ottawa is quite rightly famous for having the longest skating rink in the world. During Winterlude the Rideau Canal boasts “fun races”, skating exhibitions, and all sorts of great family fun.
  7. Having hot chocolate and Beavertails on the Rideau Canal. You can see from #7 that everyone can work up an appetite while skating on the Rideau Canal. Enjoy the flat donut-like pastries called Beavertails or corn on the cob or many other Winterlude delicacies.
  8. Kayaking alongside the ducks. Walk 200 metres to the Canal and you have the perfect place for a quick “downtown” water work-out.
  9. Walking to an evening performance at the National Art Centre. The NAC offers world renown performing arts all year long. It is a quick walk along the canal to the canal-side restaurant at the NAC. Enjoy a fine dinner or a quick drink before the curtain rises.
  10. Create your own top reason to rent a house close to the Rideau Canal.