City of Ottawa

11/20/2023 | News release | Distributed by Public on 11/20/2023 11:07

What does the Rideau Canal mean to you

That's the question being asked by the City of Ottawa, the National Capital Commission and Parks Canada through the Rideau Canal Cultural Landscape Study.

The study will focus on the 8.5-kilometre section of the canal corridor between the Ottawa Locks and the Hog's Back Locks.

Details about the study can be found on the City's public engagement page(link is external). Residents are invited to participate in the study through a variety of ways:

  • complete a survey(link is external), sometime between now and December 8
  • participate in a virtual meeting
  • visit a pop up kiosk at the Lansdowne Christmas Market on November 25
  • send a comment to one of our partners

Throughout the study, residents and visitors will be asked questions about how they use the canal and what they value most about the canal in terms of:

  • History
  • Recreation
  • Transportation
  • Tourism
  • Visual Quality & Design
  • Park Space
  • National Pride
  • Environment

The canal has been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, a National Historic Site of Canada, and a Canadian Heritage River. By contributing to the Rideau Canal Cultural Landscape Study residents and visitors can help preserve the beauty and recreational opportunities of this waterway for generations to come.

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