Explore the Rideau Canal Skateway #canalmoments

Since 1970 the Rideau Canal Skateway has been a January celebration of all that is great about the Ottawa outdoors in the middle of winter.
Yesterday we tested the ice at Dow’s Lake and it was spectacular!


Heather and I took advantage of a mild winter January day and explored the skateway near Dow’s Lake.  Everything you need to enjoy this national treasure is right there.  Beaver Tails, snowshoes, skates, rest areas are all there and ready for you!

We are always reminded of the expense of this time of year.  There is no better and more affordable and fun experience for the whole family than the skateway.  It has the surface area that is equivalent to 90 Olympic sized hockey rinks.

The skateway is open 24hours a day and is also maintained 24 hours a day .  There are firepits that will keep you warm and NOTHING tastes better after a 7.8KM skate than a Beaver Tail.

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