Rideau Canal Visitor Information Center
The Rideau Canal Visitor Information Center is housed in a historic 19th century stone building and former mill, located beside the water and at the southern entrance to the downtown area. It is air-conditioned and has elevator access to all floors. Guided or self-guided tours. Within walking distance to the Rideau Canal boat locks. Guided outdoor tours of the locks available June to August. Take a look at life along this historic canal. The Rideau Canal Visitor Information Center has so much to offer: The flagship interpretation centre for the Rideau Canal - a National Historic Site of Canada, a Canadian Heritage River, and Canada’s newest UNESCO World Heritage Site. Five floors of fun and educational displays, images and artifacts, and a fabulous rooftop lookout. A great look at a canal system built for military purposes, but today a premier recreational waterway. Children’s area and educational programs Wheelchair accessible (incl. restrooms). Bilingual displays, changing exhibitions. Resource Centre (by appointment only). Waterfall Cafe — enjoy the historic surroundings of the Museum. The Cafe offers tea/coffee, scones/cream/ strawberry jam and muffins. Gift Shop featuring locally made high-end products Special events throughout the year. “Life Along the Rideau” Music Series highlights the many talented musicians and music history of the Rideau Canal.
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