Good news for those who like skating: the NCC is opening the Rideau Canal from tip to toe today – from Dow’s Lake all the way downtown!

This has been a great season for the Canal so far, lots of cold weather means many days open and shiny, smooth conditions.

As of this morning:

StatusFrom – ToLength
FairRideau Locks (NAC) – Mackenzie King Bridge0.2 km
FairMackenzie King Bridge – Laurier Bridge0.2 km
FairLaurier Bridge – Corktown Footbridge / Somerset0.4 km
FairCorktown Footbridge / Somerset – Concord Street0.6 km
FairConcord Street – Pretoria Bridge0.65 km
FairPretoria Bridge – Fifth Ave0.8 km
FairPatterson Creek – Patterson Creek0.3 km
FairFifth Ave – Pig Island0.7 km
FairPig Island – Bank Street Bridge0.45 km
FairBank Street Bridge – Bronson Bridge1.0 km
FairBronson Bridge – Dows Lake0.2 km
FairDows Lake – Dows Lake1.7 km
FairDows Lake – Hartwells Locks0.6 km

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