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The Ottawa River canal system

Normand LafrenieМЂre

The Ottawa River canal system

by Normand LafrenieМЂre

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Published by National Historic Parks and Sites Branch, Parks Canada, Environment Canada, Canadian Govt. Pub. Centre, Supply and Services Canada [distributor] in [Ottawa], Hull, Quebec, Canada .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Ottawa River (Québec and Ont.)
    • Subjects:
    • Canals -- Ottawa River (Québec and Ont.) -- History.

    • Edition Notes

      StatementNormand Lafrenière.
      SeriesStudies in archaeology, architecture, and history,
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsHE401.O88 L3413 1984
      The Physical Object
      Pagination95 p. :
      Number of Pages95
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL2956274M
      ISBN 100660115530
      LC Control Number84199029

      The main mode of transportation was by boat, using steamships to carry both goods and passengers along the Ottawa River from Montreal, and then either south through the Rideau Canal system to Kingston, or northbound on the Ottawa River to Chats Falls where a portage railway would meet up with another steamship to carry goods and people further. Winding km (that’s miles, for those of us who struggle with the metric system) from Ottawa to Kingston, the Rideau Canal is filled with new experiences waiting to be explored. Along the canal, there are 24 lockstations and 47 locks. A lock in a canal is essentially a dam, and it keeps the water at the top and bottom from flowing too fast.

      Ottawa sits at the confluence of three major rivers: the Ottawa River, the Gatineau River and the Rideau River. The Ottawa and Gatineau rivers were historically important in the logging and lumber industries and the Rideau as part of the Rideau Canal system for military, commercial and, subsequently, recreational y: Canada. Rideau Canal, inland waterway between the Canadian capital of Ottawa and Lake Ontario at Kingston, Ont. Completed in , the km (mile) canal uses both the Rideau and Cataraqui rivers and a series of lakes, including Upper Rideau Lake at its summit, to create its as a military project to provide a secure connection between Montreal and Kingston, the canal .

      One of the oldest landmarks in Ottawa, this canal is filled with boats in the summer and becomes the "World's Longest Skating Rink" in the winter. Certificate of Excellence. Hours Today: AM - PM. Ottawa, Ontario K1S 5B8, Canada. +1 Improve This Listing. Improve This Listing. Improve This Listing/5(K). The Rideau Canal is a historical scenic waterway that connects the towns of Kingston and Ottawa in Ontario, has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.. Understand []. The canal was built by the British after the War of to provide a secure link between Montreal and Kingston, without passing along the Saint Lawrence River because that river borders .


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The Ottawa River canal system. [Normand Lafrenière] Print book: National government publication: EnglishView all editions and formats: Rating: Ottawa River canal system. [Ottawa]: National Historic Parks and Sites Branch, Parks Canada, Environment Canada ; Hull, Quebec, Canada: Canadian Govt.

Pub. Centre, Supply and Services Canada. In downtown Ottawa, the Rideau Canal empties into the Ottawa River right below and between the Canadian Parliament Buildings and the grand old Chateau Laurier Hotel. In the image above, the Chateau Laurier is on the left, out of frame on the right is Parliament Hill, and the last two locks at the Ottawa end of the Rideau Canal are seen.

Lachine Canal in and the Rideau Canal inthe entire system was navigable. The building of the Rideau Canal attracted new settlers to Bytown, but otherwise construction had little direct impact on the settlement of the Ottawa River.

Building the canals required the Crown toFile Size: 1MB. “Canadians can take great pride in the Rideau Canal system, which stretches over kilometres between Lake Ontario and the Ottawa River.

These seven wonderful exhibits in the Capital will really enhance our experience of the Canal and help us understand why the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada declared it to be of national Author: Canadian Heritage.

This national historic site and Canadian Heritage River system is managed by Parks Canada with canal headquarters in Smiths Falls, or visit For information about the Rideau Heritage Route visit: The Carillon Carillon, located at Carillon village (now a part of Saint-André-d’Argenteuil), was the southernmost canal on the Ottawa River.

Built The Ottawa River canal system book andit consisted of three locks and one main canal two miles ( km) long. Water was fed to the canal from the North River, a small tributary of the Ottawa.

Boaters can travel the river that glides some miles along the shores of Ontario and Quebec from its origins at the head of Lake Temiskaming in the north down to Ottawa and on to Montreal to its eventual meeting with the St.

Lawrence River. Instead of building a canal system to get around river obstacles like rapids and dams, a special. (Rivers Inc.: “Ottawa River”). From toColonel John By oversaw the construction of the Rideau Canal. This channel, situated on the south end of the Ottawa River, increased the importance of the river system by allowing timber to be transported inland and to distant Size: 3MB.

Our cruises will let you discover the wonderful Rideau Canal, from Dow’s lake to the Ottawa River. Be surprised by the richness and historical landmarks that will offer our cruise. InRideau Canal Cruises began offering sightseeing cruises on the popular Rideau Canal.

Books in our collection. A history of the Rideau lockstations / Friends of the Rideau, ; John By: lieutenant colonel, Royal Engineers, builder of the Rideau Canal, founder of Ottawa/ Historical Society of Ottawa, From the head of Lake Timiskaming to East Hawkesbury, km of the Ottawa River bordering the province of Ontario now joins the Canadian Heritage Rivers System (CHRS).

In time perhaps the Quebec government will hop on board so that the stretch down to Montreal, as well as the section on the east side of Ile du Grand-Calumet will be included. Ottawa River, river in east-central Canada, the chief tributary of the St. Lawrence rises in the Laurentian Plateau of western Quebec and flows swiftly westward to Lake Timiskaming and then southeastward, forming for most of its course the Quebec–Ontario provincial border before it joins the St.

Lawrence west of h its total course of miles (1, km), the river. It’s bookended by Montreal at its east end where it meets the St. Lawrence River, and Ottawa at its west end, where there’s Rideau Canal access. The Lower Ottawa widens out considerably as its closes with the St.

Lawrence, where it also includes the Lake of Two Mountains and Lake Saint-Louis. The Rideau Canal is a wonderful place for young and old alike to canoe or kayak, offering some of the best paddling in Canada. The locks have created an easy to paddle slackwater system and the central lakes have hundreds of interesting nooks and crannies for the paddler to explore.

This is a page detailed guide to paddling the Rideau Canal. It contains a description of the entire route with 18 detailed route maps, plus maps of every lockstation showing the portage routes, and dozens of Points of Interest from Kingston to Ottawa.

If you plan to paddle all or part of the Rideau Canal - this guide is for you. The Rideau Canal system is one of Ontario's most beautiful and unique places to go houseboating.

The canal or winding river goes from Ottawa and goes south for @ km ( miles) till Kingston, Ontario. The Rideau Canal (French: Canal Rideau), also known as the Rideau Waterway, connects the city of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, on the Ottawa River to the city of Kingston, Ontario, on Lake name Rideau, French for "curtain," is derived from the curtain-like appearance of the Rideau River's twin waterfalls where they join the Ottawa River.

The Rideau Waterway was complete. The Ottawa River had been linked with Lake Ontario. When the Ottawa River canals were ready, as they were insteamboats would be able to sail up from the sea to Montreal, on to the Ottawa River, through the Rideau Canal System and into the Great Lakes.

The first St. Lawrence Seaway would be a reality. North of Chaffey’s is a series of lakes that takes you to Newboro which is the summit of the system – which means the buoys switch sides – and the location of one of three electric locks on the Rideau Canal.

Proceeding down the Ottawa River you will enjoy the voyage along what used to be the main fur trading route into Canada’s : Power Boating. The Ottawa River canal system [microform]: speech delivered by Joseph Tassé, M.P., in the House of Commons, on the 20th April, by Tassé, Joseph. Share your thoughts Complete your review.

Tell readers what you thought by rating and reviewing this book. The Capital Pathway, also known informally as the Bike Path, is a kilometre ( mi) recreational pathway interlinking many parks, waterways and sites in Ottawa, Ontario and Gatineau, Quebec.

Most of the pathway is paved, and allows an almost continuous route through the National Capital Region. The pathway, was mostly the work of the National Capital Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Gatineau, Quebec.The Rideau waterway is unique in that it flows both ways from its high point at Upper Rideau Lake in eastern Ontario, the canal system running some kilometres between the Ottawa River .The Ottawa Locks - nestled at the Ottawa River end of the Rideau Canal between the Chateau Laurier and Parliament Hill - are an engineering marvel, an active transportation hub and system /5().