The Rideau Canal Skateway is open between Somerset Street and the Hartwell Locks, including Patterson Creek and Dows Lake. The entire skateway was swept and flooded last night. Please use caution as there is a light dusting of snow on the ice surface. As of 8 am tomorrow morning (January 18), the full 7.8 km of the skateway will be open.
NOTICE: The Clegg Street access point remains temporarily closed.
Last updated : January 17, 2018 at 3:30 pm
|Status||From - To||Length|
|Closed||Rideau Locks (NAC) - Mackenzie-King Bridge||0.2 km|
|Closed||MacKenzie-King Bridge - Laurier Bridge||0.19 km|
|Closed||Laurier Bridge - Corktown Footbridge / Somerset||0.4 km|
|Good||Corktown Footbridge / Somerset - Concord Street||0.57 km|
|Good||Concord Street - Pretoria Bridge||0.65 km|
|Good||Pretoria Bridge - Fifth Ave||0.48 km|
|Good||Patterson Creek - Patterson Creek||0.3 km|
|Good||Fifth Ave - Pig Island||0.83 km|
|Good||Pig Island - Bank Street Bridge||0.7 km|
|Good||Bank Street Bridge - Bronson Bridge||0.46 km|
|Good||Bronson Bridge - Dows Lake||0.98 km|
|Good||Dows Lake - Dows Lake||1.4 km|
|Good||Dows Lake - Hartwells Locks||0.68 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.