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Ottawa Bodies of Water

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The Ottawa River runs more than 1,130 kilometres, forming a nutural boundary between the provinces of Ontario and Quebec.
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This historic canal is an immense feat of 19th century engineering. Constructed in 1832, the canal system stretches from Kingston to Ottawa and joins a series of lakes and rivers, making it a haven for boaters. Whether visitors travel by their own boat or rent, the many locks en route provide moorings complete with campgrounds, accommodation, barbeques, picnic facilities and more. The canal is also intertwined with cycle routes, hiking trails and neighborhoods. In winter it is turned into the world's longest ice skating rink. The Rideau Canal is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
BulletDows Lake
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This man-made lake, fed by the Rideau Canal, is most popular for winter ice skating. Don't miss Winterlude - an ice sculpture competition. There is a large pavillion located here that offers restaurants and a marina for year round activities.
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At 390 km long (240mi), the Gatineau is a large river that rises in the Laurentians in south west Quebec and flows southbound to eventually meet with the Ottawa River between Hull and Ottawa. The Gatineau is used in several places for hydroelectricity.
BulletLac Leamy
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Bordered by Lac Leamy Ecological Park, this lake is fed by the Gatineau River.
BulletLac de la Carriere
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Bordering the Hull Casino, this small lake is fed by the Gatineau River by way of Lac Leamy situated on its north east. Its shores are popular with cyclists and walkers, and its waters are popular with boaters alike. There is a large spouting fountain at its centre.
Guards Taking Post at Rideau Hall
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