Skate on the world’s most famous rink!
The Rideau Canal Skateway receives over a million skater visits every year and is famous for being the largest naturally frozen ice rink in the world. In 2007, the Rideau Canal was designated a World Heritage Site by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), after making it to the Guinness Book of World Records in 2005!
The Rideau Canal skate season typically runs from January to late February. Check the ice conditions (613-239-5234) for up-to-date information.
Grab your skates and experience the Capital tradition of skating on the Rideau Canal!
|Washrooms||Washrooms are open weekdays, from 8 am to 10 pm from Sundays to Thursdays, and from 8 am to 11 pm on Fridays and Saturdays. All washrooms are universally accessible.Located on the ice near the following:
Located on land at:
|Parking||Parking near the Rideau Canal Skateway includes the following locations:
Most parking locations are marked on the Rideau Canal Skateway map.
|Picnic Areas||Picnic tables and food and beverage vendors are located on the ice by:
Open daily, from 11 am to 10 pm or longer.
|Please note that services are available only in the open sections of the Skateway. Hours of operation may change without notice.|
You can rent skates and sleighs, sharpen your skates and check your boots at these locations on the Rideau Canal Skateway:
Mondays to Sundays, 10 am to 10 pm
Fridays, 6 pm to 10 pm
Saturdays and Sundays, 10 am to 10 pm
Mondays to Fridays, 9:30 am to 10 pm
Saturdays, 9 am to 10 pm
Sundays, 9 am to 9 pm