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Ecomuseum Zoo: Discover Québec's Wildlife in Winter
"Visit Montreal's Ecomuseum Zoo and meet more than 100 animal species from Québec. You'll also see mammals such as the Arctic Fox or the Fisher and birds such as the Golden Eagle and the Snowy Owl. Enjoy up-close encounters with very special animal ambassadors in a cozy and natural setting. During the winter the only animals you might not be able to see are the Black Bears and the Raccoons who are hibernating during the cold season. All the other animals are visible and they love snow just as much as we do!Once your visit outside is finished
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Montreal Attraction Pass
"Pick up your passeport MTL at La Vitrine culturelle and soak up tons of culture history and more by flashing it at the following Montréal attractions. Attractions included: Au Sommet Place Ville Marie Bateau-Mouche (60 minutes cruises) at the Old Port Biodôme – Space for Life Casino de Mon Museum and Historic Site McCord Museum Botanical Garden – Space for Life (including entrance to the Insectarium) Insectarium – Space for Life  (including entrance to Botanical garden) Musée d’art contemporain Montréal Museum of History and Archaeology Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium – Space for Life Stewart Museum Montreal Museum of Fine Arts Montreal Tower / Olympic Park Voiles en voiles (two hours of unlimited access"""Experience Montreal's Joie de vivre by visiting it's 23 must-see touristic and cultural attractions within a 72-hour period. This city pass does double duty for visitors: not only does it allow them to save money at major Montreal attractions but it makes getting around the city easier with a built-in chip that gives unlimited access to public transportation
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Montreal City Guided Sightseeing Tour
"At your selected tour time you'll be picked up at your Montreal hotel -- or you can meet at the pier or Peel Street -- to begin your sightseeing tour of this amazing Canadian city. Board a comfortable coach and cruise past hundreds of historical and cultural treasures such the historic center of the city that still preserves the charm and influences of bygone eras. Soak up the French atmosphere and enjoy panoramic views of the Old Port as you continue to Notre-Dame Basilica a masterpiece of Gothic Revival architecture and Olympia Park built for the 1976 Summer Olympic Games. Mt Royal Park is a must-see. This scenic lookout offers a striking view of the downtown area and the river. Atop Mt Royal you'll be greeted by St Joseph's Oratory
From CAD55.00

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RIDEAU CANAL

This 123 mile-long canal was built between 1826–1832 with LTC John By of the Royal Engineers in charge. The canal was built to provide a secure supply route between Montreal and Kingston avoiding...
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mtncorg
Nov 03, 2016

Rideau Canal

Bytown, as modern Ottawa was known at the time, was built as a service city for this canal that was built in 1832 to provide water traffic from the Ottawa river to the great lakes. Today the canal...
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Jim_Eliason
Oct 15, 2016

SEE THE LOCKS

Rideau Canal connects Ottawa with Kingston, 200 kms away, and is the oldest lock system in North America, which was opened in 1832 and the lock system is still open between from mid-May to mid...
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davidjo
Jul 22, 2014

Visit the Rideau Canal in Ottawa

A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Rideau Canal starts (or ends) at the Ottawa River, between the East Block of the Parliament Buildings and the Chateau Laurier Hotel. It's a pleasant stroll in the...
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GrumpyDiver
Oct 17, 2011

Cruise the Rideau Canal

One of the most scenic things you will do in Ottawa is enjoy the Rideau Canal and get some different views of the city and it is beautiful from the canal.I don't remember the name of the company I...
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jamiesno
Feb 24, 2010

The Rideau Canal

The the War of 1812 was the main reason to construct a navigable waterway between Lake Ontario and the Ottawa River. A secure supply route from Montréal to Kingston was needed, to avoid travel via the...
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pieter_jan_v
Aug 04, 2009

boat tour

I took a boat tour with Paul's boat lines. The tour guide combined the history of Ottawa, the canal and some of the sights with hilarious, Seinfeld-like jokes. If you take this tour, you won't be...
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marielexoteria
Oct 03, 2008

Rideau Canal - Locks/World Heritage Site

The Rideau Canal that traverses Ottawa on its way to Kingston is both a World Heritage Site and a Canadian National Historic Site. It's also exceptional in being a functional canal - still operated in...
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yooperprof
Jul 05, 2008

The Rideau Canal - Grand Scheme

The history of this canal construction is exceptional and its outcome totally different to the purpose of construction.Designed for military purposes and opened in 1832 this 202 kilometre canal route...
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Mikebb
Jul 03, 2008

Lock it up!!

So here is what you need to know.The magnificent flight of eight locks, once a dominant landmark in Ottawa are now dwarfed by the Parliament Buildings (Canada's seat of government) and the Chateau...
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heitzenrater
Dec 08, 2006

The Old-Fashioned Way

Continuing past the Chateau Laurier hotel brought us to the bridge over the Rideau Canal, which gave us this great view down over its first seven locks leading up from the Ottawa River (the structures...
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Bwana_Brown
Nov 03, 2006

Rideau Canal

The Rideau Canal starts at the Ottawa Locks just next to Parliament Hill and stretches for about 200km. During winter when it freezes, this canal becomes the longest and largest skating rink in the...
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victorwkf
Apr 29, 2006
 
 
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Things to Do Near Rideau Canal

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Parliament Hill - Supreme Court of Canada

There are two statues standing outside the Supreme Court in Ottawa - Justicia and Veritas by Walter S. Allward. The artist started making the statues in 1912 and worked on them for 8 years. Then he...
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National Arts Centre

I have been to the National Arts Centre in Ottawa on two occasions, once for the extraordinary performance of the Phantom of the Opera and in May 2011 for a Rachmaninov´s Rhapsody orchestra. Both...
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National War Memorial

Dedicated in 1939 to remember the over 66,000 Canadian dead from WWI, the War Memorial would be re-dedicated in 1982 to the 44,000 who died in WWII and again in 2014 to those Canadians who had died in...
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Parliament Hill

Built to help commemorate Canada’s first 100 years in 1967, the Centennial Flame is a natural gas – from Alberta - flame surrounded by a fountain on which all ten of the coats of arms of Canada’s...
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Rideau Centre

The Rideau Center on Rideau street. This is the main shopping center in Ottawa and to me the only place of interest on that street wich is FILLED with pan-handlers, punks, drugged out folks and the...
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Byward Market

Hanging in the roof of Byward market is an awesome piece of art, I love it. It is so colourful and matches perfectly the colourful atmosphere of the market. It is a cloud on which sit slaughters and...
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