Skating on the Rideau Canal
Grab your skates and explore the Rideau Canal Skateway! In winter, the historic Rideau Canal becomes the world’s largest skating rink. The ice extends 7.8-kilometres and runs through the heart of downtown Ottawa. Take our virtual tour for 360° views of this famous skateway.
Activities on the Rideau Canal Skateway during Winterlude:
- Winterlude Triathlon
- Annual Bed Race
- Great Canadian Beaver Cup Pond Hockey Classic
- skating demonstrations
- and more!
Vendors are located along the skateway, allowing you to rent skates or grab a warm drink right from the ice. Vendor and activity locations are marked on the Rideau Canal Skateway map.
For more information, visit the Rideau Canal Skateway section of our site.