The Rideau Canal is a must-see, with many beautiful stops throughout the city
The Rideau Canal is one of Ottawa’s must-sees and, luckily, it’s hard to miss since it meanders through much of the city. Its bike and walking paths are ideal for a jog, ride, or stroll. There’s a popular beach at Mooney’s Bay Park and paddleboats are available to rent at Dow’s Lake. Parks, shops, and restaurants surround the final leg where it meets the Ottawa River. Its length is peppered with great destinations, but of course it’s all about the journey.