Rideau Canal Festival
Friday, August 03, 2012 to Monday, August 06, 2012
Come and celebrate the 180th Anniversary of the Rideau Canal from August 3rd to 6th!
From outdoor enthusiasts to heritage buffs and art lovers, The Rideau Canal Festival offers fun, interactive entertainment for the whole family.
Join us at the Bytown Museum/Ottawa Locks site to experience the story of the Rideau Canal with animated heritage presentations and live entertainment. Watch stone carvers at work and see talented performers from all around the World take the stage. Celebrate Colonel By day on Monday with musical performances, traditional dancing, costume characters and FREE admission to the Bytown Museum.
Then head on over to Dows Lake to be part of the biggest floating birthday party Ottawa has ever seen! There are children's crafts and entertainers to fully amuse young and old. All this plus a parade of lights, the incredible Rideau Canal Flotilla and the Dows Lake Pavillion Fireworks display.
The party is August long weekend - don't miss out! For a complete list of activities visit