See Ottawa's UNESCO World Heritage Site
- Canada Travel Tips
- Tuesday, 04 October 2011 17:37
Ottawa boasts a UNESCO World Heritage Site within city limits that draws thousands of tourists and locals alike all year-round. The Rideau Canal is a unique waterway with a rich history of significance for the region. Travellers who wish to experience this wonderful attraction can do so in any season on their next tour of Ottawa.
Originally, the lock system in the Rideau Canal was designed to thwart invasions and preserve the city by opening up transportation opportunities, states the UNESCO website. Although many canals were constructed across North America in the 19th century, this is the only example still in use, with many of its original parts remaining operational.
Besides learning about the canal's history, travellers also have some wonderful opportunities to admire the beauty surrounding this site, whether it be by boat, bike or simply strolling the waterfront. According to the Rideau Canal tourism website, as long as the weather remains favourable, tourists can enjoy the scenic forest trails or try fishing for some bass or northern pike.
The city itself has a plethora of great attractions, and the Rideau Canal may be one of the most striking to see on holiday in Canada's capital city.