Rideau Canal

The Rideau Canal, Ontario's only UNESCO World Heritage Site, was built from 1826 to 1832 as a response from a possible invasion of the American troops during the 1812 war.

It splits the heart of Ottawa in 2 and its downtown portion runs parallel to the Rideau River.

The Rideau Canal is crossed by several bridges: Laurier Bridge, Plaza Bridge, Makenzie-King Bridge, Pretoria Bridge etc. There is only one pedestrian bridge crossing the Rideau Canal linking Somerset Street and the University of Ottawa.   
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View of the Rideau Canal from the main tour of the Parliament in 1900
View from the Peace Tower of the Rideau Canal.
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This photo was taken from the Peace Tower.  Interesting to see that a lot of houses were standing on the site where the University of Ottawa is today.The details of the buildings, including the Russell House, of the block Wellington-Sparks-Elgin are clearly visible....
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South-East view on Downtown Ottawa around 1900
View of downtown Ottawa from the Peace Tower in 2013
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The picture shown on the postcard was taken before a lot of key buildings of the downtown core were built.  Only the East Block and the Langevin Block were standing at the time.  The triangular block Sparks-Elgin-Wellington looked far busier back then before they decided to demolish it and build...
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Dufferin Bridge, Rideau canal in 1900
Rideau Canal and the Plaza Bridge
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The site gain in maturity.
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Sappers and Dufferin Bridge
Plaza Bridge in 2013 with the Rideau Canal
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The photo was taken before the construction of the Château Laurier and Union Station (1912)....
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