Each winter the Rideau Canal becomes the world’s largest skating rink. A unforgettable activity for families in Ottawa!
The Rideau Canal is a 7.8km skateway stretching from downtown to Dows Lake.
5 rest areas are available on the canal, they include:
- heated change rooms open from 8am to 10pm Sunday to Thursday and from 8am to 11pm Fridays and Saturdays
- fire pits to warm up
- food and beverage vendors
- picnic areas
It’s also possible to rent skates and sleighs at Dows Lake and the CIBC Fifth Rest Area.
For more information and for daily ice conditions: http://rcs.ncc-ccn.ca/