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Rideau Falls hiking

Ottawa and Countryside, Ontario, Canada

By lydia.crawford

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What are the activities at Rideau Falls ?

Hiking

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Why choose a trail at Rideau Falls?

The Rideau Falls are a series of waterfalls on the Rideau River, located in Ottawa, Ontario. The falls are situated between the Parliament Buildings and the Château Laurier, and are visible from many points in the city. The Rideau Falls were created by the construction of the Rideau Canal, which was built in 1832 to connect Ottawa with Kingston. The falls were originally much wider and more dramatic, but have been reduced in size by erosion and the construction of a dam in the 1960s. Today, the Rideau Falls are a popular tourist attraction, and are home to a number of restaurants and shops.


What are the services on site?

Rate & open hour

Access fee $ 0.00
Schedule

From sunrise to sunset

Coordinates
-75.6959162
45.4415246

What are the coordinates and address of Rideau Falls?

Rideau Falls
Rideau Falls, Ottawa, ON, Canada

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Starting Point

The Rideau Falls are located in Ottawa, Ontario. To get to the start of the trails, take the Mackenzie King Bridge from downtown Ottawa. Once you cross the bridge, take the first right onto Sussex Drive. The entrance to the trails will be on your left.

Why visit Rideau Falls

The Rideau Falls are a series of waterfalls on the Rideau River, located in Ottawa, Ontario. They are situated approximately 5 km (3.1 mi) from downtown Ottawa, between Parliament Hill and the Château Laurier. The falls are a popular tourist attraction in Ottawa, and are illuminated nightly from May to October.

The Rideau Falls were created by the building of the Rideau Canal. The canal was built by Lieutenant-Colonel John By as a way to bypass the dangerous stretch of the Saint Lawrence River below Montreal. The canal was completed in 1832, and the falls were created as a result of the damming of the river.

Today, the Rideau Falls are a popular tourist attraction in Ottawa. They are illuminated nightly from May to October, and offer a beautiful view of the cityscape of Ottawa. They are also a popular spot for fishing and kayaking.

Is Rideau Falls in Ontario a good place for the whole family?

There is no definitive answer to this question as it depends on what each family is looking for in a vacation spot. Rideau Falls is located in Ottawa, Ontario, which is the capital of Canada. The city has plenty of attractions and activities that would appeal to both adults and children, such as museums, parks, and festivals. However, it is also a busy city with lots of traffic and crowds, so some families may prefer to visit a smaller town or rural area instead.

Things not to be missed

The best activities near Rideau Falls in Ontario are sightseeing, hiking, and biking. A bref description not to be missed would be the beautiful falls themselves as well as the lovely parkland that surrounds it.

-Rideau Falls: A beautiful waterfall located in Ottawa.

-National Gallery of Canada: The National Gallery of Canada is a world-renowned art museum located in Ottawa.

-Parliament Hill: Parliament Hill is the home of the Canadian government and is a must-see attraction in Ottawa.

-ByWard Market: A vibrant market in Ottawa with plenty of shops and restaurants to explore.

Where to eat?

1. The Diner – A hidden gem in Ottawa, The Diner is a 50s-style restaurant with great food and a fun atmosphere.

2. Elgin Street Diner – Another great option for diner food in Ottawa, Elgin Street Diner offers classic diner fare with a modern twist.

3. Shanghai Restaurant – If you’re looking for something a little different, Shanghai Restaurant is a great option for Chinese food near Rideau Falls.

4. ZenKitchen – A vegan restaurant with a great reputation, ZenKitchen is a must-try if you’re looking for something unique near Rideau Falls.

5. Absinthe – A gastro pub with a great selection of craft beers and cocktails, Absinthe is the perfect place to enjoy a night out near Rideau Falls.

Let’s Answer Your Questions - FAQ

Is the place are families friendly?

No

Is there an information center / service center / reception?

No
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Lydia Crawford, an extraordinary woman with an insatiable zest for life, has become an inspirational figure to many through her adventures and infectious good humor. Born and raised in a small town nestled in the mountains, Lydia developed a love for the outdoors at an early age. Her childhood was filled with hiking, camping, and exploring the wilderness, experiences that shaped her into the avid outdoorswoman she is today.

She life was a celebration of adventure, joy, and the great outdoors. She lived with a fierce determination to enjoy every moment and to share that joy with others. Her legacy is one of laughter, exploration, and an unwavering love for the natural world. Lydia's spirit continues to inspire those who knew her and those who discover her story, reminding us all to embrace life with open arms and a heart full of joy.

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