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Stroll Rideau Canal

The only UNESCO World Heritage Site in Ontario, Rideau Canal opened in 1832 as a strategic shipping channel in the event of war with the United States. The canal stretches from Ottawa to the head of Lake Ontario. Its paved paths are a popular destination for bicycling , walking and even paddling during the warmer months. In winter, the canal transforms into the world’s largest ice-skating rink, and is one of the main attractions of the February Winterlude Festival.

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The gallery is home to the impressive Rideau Chapel, a Neo-Gothic 19th century chapel that was deconstructed and rebuilt within the gallery.
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Canadian Museum of Nature

Explore our natural past, present and future at the Canadian Museum of Nature.
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Parliament Hill

Touring through the Centre Block and Library of Parliament gives you a glimpse into modern Canadian government, while its Victorian Gothic Revival architectural details recall the grandeur of the past.