The Rideau Falls are two waterfalls located in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, where the Rideau River empties into the Ottawa River. The falls are divided by Green Island, with Ottawa's Old City Hall just to the south. To the west of the falls is the headquarters of the National Research Council while to the east are the Canada and the World Pavilion and the French Embassy. The falls were named by the early French for their resemblance to a curtain, or rideau in French. The Rideau River was later named after the falls. The Rideau Canal was constructed to bypass these falls and the Hog's Back Falls.Use our Ottawa holiday builder website to arrange your visit to Rideau Falls and other attractions in Ottawa.
Rideau Falls Reviews
If you don’t mind walking, we highly recommend it, if you are on Rideau St. ( about 2 mile ) It’s also on the way to Rideau Hall. If you plan on visiting Rideau Hall, tie this together. The falls and.... more »
Natural beauty at its best. Seeing the strength and power of the falls up close was amazing. My wife and I stopped off in the area whilst touring East Canada and enjoyed the views provided by this... more »
It's worth a visit!
Pretty cool place, there is also a bar and a small restaurant next to the falls where you can eat and drink while watching the waterfalls. It is a bit confusing where to park, you must park next to the building. Not that big of a place the only spend maximum 1 hour here unless you want to bike or walk. Pretty good place, just not that much to do.
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