Take a remarkable four-hour journey in real time along Ontario’s magnificent Rideau Canal, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and North America’s oldest continuously operating canal system in this special TVO Original documentary.

Manotick Ontario
Long Island Locks
Vimy Bridge
Black Rapids Locks
Mooney’s Bay
Hogs Back Locks
The Promenade
Hartwells Locks
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virtual reality

Experience the Rideau Canal in 360°  Virtual Reality through six immersive short stories along the waterway.  These stories bring an expansive, new dimension to the documentary allowing viewers to explore the Rideau Canal from any angle.

  • 8 Step Ottawa Locks: Take a trip through the 8 locks at the end of the canal system.

  • Taming Hogs Back:  From the air, learn about this spectacular waterfall.

  • Watson's Mill:  See how a 19th century grist mill operates.

  • The Rideau Canal: The World’s Largest Skateway: Skate the canal during Winterlude.

  • The Ever Adapting Rideau: Learn how the Rideau Canal's purpose has changed over time.

  • Over the Rideau Canal: Enjoy the Rideau from the air travelling from Kingston to Ottawa.


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the crew

It takes a lot of talented people to put together a great documentary.  Here are some of the key players.

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