New railing being installed along the Rideau Canal

The new 2.4-kilometre railing will stretch from Dows Lake to Hog’s Back Road, and will retain the existing signature look of the Rideau Canal.

The Rideau Canal is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a defining icon of Canada’s Capital, which is popular with residents and visitors in every season. Its maintenance is a high priority for the NCC and Parks Canada.  

This year, a new railing system is being installed to enhance safety, and raise the comfort level of pedestrians and cyclists along the Rideau Canal Eastern Pathway.

About the project

Work on the fabrication of the new railing began earlier this year. The preparation work has now been completed, along with foundation repairs on the cement walls. The next step will be to install the pillars that will hold the three rails.

The work will be undertaken primarily Monday to Friday, weather permitting, with completion expected at the end of April 2018. During the installation, the Rideau Canal Eastern Pathway will remain open at all times to pedestrians and cyclists. Pathway users are asked to obey the directional signage installed on-site to ensure their safety.