Skating Ottawa’s Rideau Canal, The Worlds Largest Skating Rink

From the Rideau Canal Skateway Website – A highlight of winter in Ottawa is the Rideau Canal Skateway, the world’s largest skating rink. Skate through the heart of downtown Ottawa on the Rideau Canal, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The Skateway is 7.8 kilometres long, and begins just steps from Canada’s Parliament Buildings. The scenic skating rink extends to Dows Lake, where you’ll find an outdoor art gallery on the ice! In between, warm up at rest areas, where there are toasty fires, hot drinks and tasty snacks.

2 comments on “Skating Ottawa’s Rideau Canal, The Worlds Largest Skating Rink

  1. This is the Rideau Canal Festival. This year, our festival will celebrate the Rideau Canal’s 180th anniversary and honour the 5th anniversary of the UNESCO world heritage. The celebration will run from August 3rd to 6th and will be filled with heritage and activies. We would like to send you some information about our festival. We promise this is not a spam. For more information, email us at communications{at}
    Thank you

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