The Rideau Canal

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Orange Ring

Orange Ring

In June 2007, UNESCO designated the Rideau Canal, a landmark in Ottawa, a World Heritage Site, citing it as “the best preserved canal in North America from the great canal-building era of the early 19th century to remain operational along its original line with most of its original structures intact.

So we did what Canadians do best in the summer: we celebrated.

The Ottawa Locks

The Ottawa Locks

The Locks In Action

The Locks In Action

Boats In The Locks

Boats In The Locks

Parliament Hill From The Locks

Parliament Hill From The Locks

The Ottawa River

The Ottawa River

From The Locks To The River

From The Locks To The River

Waterfalls

Waterfalls

I Just Dont Want To Fall!

I Just Don't Want To Fall!

Fireworks At Dows Lake

Fireworks At Dow's Lake

Fireworks At Dows Lake

Fireworks At Dow's Lake

Light Boat

Light Boat

And More Fireworks!

And More Fireworks!

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12 Comments

  1. Stunning photos! I especially liked Firework ones 🙂

    It’s so good to know old structures/monuments are given their dues. I just simply love to see and cherish World Heritage Site Err Heritage Sites 🙂 I am sure this would be one of those Gems. Great place!

  2. Walking on the Rideau Canal, New Year’s Eve morning, 4 AM, in the darkness, under the gently falling snow, pissed out of my head and singing arm in arm with my pal, a lone figure could be seen skating, towards us! Unfuckingbelievable. It was a Kiwi. Hilton, the Kiwi. What a star! He had a drink from our wineskin, sang with us, and departed. Skating gracefully down the canal to Dow’s Lake!

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  3. Nice nice! A charming and peaceful enclave in the city. 🙂

    Oh btw, did u watch the Beijing Olympics OC last night? I think you’d understand most of it since you know Chinese language. 😉

    kyhs last great read…English pronunciation

  4. i love the fireworks. ottawa looks
    like a beautiful place.
    watched some of the opening ceremony
    from the olympics tonight: i wondered
    why they played the same bagpiped
    tune over and over as the athletes
    from the different countries paraded
    into the stadium. bagpipes? china?
    *sigh* it’s beyond me.

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  5. @itelli – Thank you!

    @bluefish – Same as I rarely go to Montreal 😉

    @Annie – Canada is really into heritage, yet, the country looks so young for a European like me!

    @beaverboosh – I haven’t seen any Kiwi, but I will look for one next time. I want my own weird experience by Rideau!

    @Ulquiorra – No, not really. Just water pouring out of the locks.

    @RennyBA – Thanks for the award! I love these locks, they are right downtown and they are a great place to hang out at. I’ll read your post about your locks and canal!

    @DianeCA – Fascinating, isn’t it!

    @kyh – I did watch and I’m still watching today. I’m going to Bejing next week, I’m so excited!

    @Seraphine – Bagpipe is obviously a big part of Chinese culture! Confucius said “take a bag, take a pipe, and make a bagpipe”. His advice is still followed today 😆

    @Scarlet – This is my second firework this summer and I must say I did enjoy.

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