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.   
~1940
2012
Railtrack on the shore of the Rideau Canal
Canal Rideau un 2012
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CSTM Collection
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Underuse of the Rideau Canal's shores. Train station no longer in the core.
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~1900
2011
Locks of the Rideau Canal in 1900
Locks of the Rideau Canal in 2011
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McCord Museum
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Broken rail link between Quebec & Ontario
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Looking north at the Rideau Canal, the canal itself has not changed much. However, its surroundings have matured with the addition of the Chateau Laurier, which was built between 1909 and 1912. It is also worth noting that the Hull landscape on the other side of the river went through...
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