Rideau Canal National Historic Site of Canada

Activities & Events 2013

Free activities at the Rideau Canal Visitor Information Centre

Species at Risk Scavenger Hunt

When: Monday to Friday-8:30 am to 4:30 pm Saturday and Sunday- 10:00 am to 4:30 pm
Where: Rideau Canal Visitor Information Centre (34 Beckwith Street South, Smiths Falls, Ontario)

To promote awareness of the Species at Risk, the Visitor Information Centre is running a scavenger hunt. This is a fun and educational activity that not only informs kids of the species at risk along the canal but takes them all over the Visitor Information Centre and its exhibits, learning as they search. Species at risk critters are hidden about the visitor centre, ask for clue list and a Species at risk brochure to start your hunt.

Parks Day Celebration

When: July 20-10:00 am to 4:30 pm
Where: Rideau Canal Visitor Information Centre (34 Beckwith Street South, Smiths Falls, Ontario)

Celebrate Parks Day with the Rideau Canal by catching the TVOntario series called "A Park for all Seasons". Screenings will be held all day at the Rideau Canal Visitor Information Centre.

Activities in Ottawa, Smiths Falls and at Rideau River Provincial Park

Parks Canada Xplorers
Looking for fun and recreational activities for your family? Try Parks Canada's new Xplorers program
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Parks Canada Xplorers

Where: Ottawa Locks (3 Canal Lane, Ottawa, Ontario)

Children aged 6 to 11 and their families visiting Ottawa Locks will receive an Xplorers activity workbook to help guide their visit. Once they have completed a set number of experiences, they will receive a certificate and a souvenir as a token of their success.

In addition to being offered at Ottawa Locks, this national program will be available in Parks Canada parks, sites and marine conservation areas. Activities will vary from place to place according to the unique qualities of each location. Souvenirs will also be unique to each site in order to encourage participants to collect them all.