The entire length of the Rideau Canal Skateway is open. Please use caution if you are skating this afternoon as the ice surface is soft. Last night, all sections of the Skateway were swept and flooded. A mid-day sweep was also completed in the area between the Concord Rest Area and Dows Lake.
Last updated : February 18, 2018 at 1:48 pm
|Status||From - To||Length|
|Poor||Rideau Locks (NAC) - Mackenzie-King Bridge||0.2 km|
|Poor||MacKenzie-King Bridge - Laurier Bridge||0.2 km|
|Poor||Laurier Bridge - Corktown Footbridge / Somerset||0.4 km|
|Poor||Corktown Footbridge / Somerset - Concord Street||0.6 km|
|Poor||Concord Street - Pretoria Bridge||0.65 km|
|Poor||Pretoria Bridge - Fifth Ave||0.8 km|
|Poor||Patterson Creek - Patterson Creek||0.3 km|
|Poor||Fifth Ave - Pig Island||0.7 km|
|Poor||Pig Island - Bank Street Bridge||0.45 km|
|Poor||Bank Street Bridge - Bronson Bridge||1.0 km|
|Poor||Bronson Bridge - Dows Lake||0.2 km|
|Poor||Dows Lake - Dows Lake||1.7 km|
|Poor||Dows Lake - Hartwells Locks||0.6 km|
The Skateway winds its way through the heart of Ottawa, over a total length of 7.8 kilometres, stretching from downtown to Dows Lake.
The NCC also wishes to acknowledge the participation of the Friends of the Rideau Canal Skateway. Their contribution, in addition to other partners, provides visitors with an unparalleled winter experience. Thanks to Cityscape, Dalmen Windows and Doors, the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada and Canal Ritz Restaurant.