Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Rideau Canal, Ottawa

Paul and I took a drive in to Ottawa yesterday to visit friends. It was a beautiful sunny day and the roads were clear. We first had coffee at Tim's with Helen, Margaret, Bob and Kelly who were Paul's co-workers when he was with the Canadian Forces. We then took a few moments to stop in at the British High Commission to visit with my friend, Sandra and to congratulate her on her recent engagement.

On the walk back to our car we stopped to watch the skaters on the Rideau Canal. The Rideau Canal in the winter is so amazing. In 2005 it was officially named the world's longest skating rink by the Guiness Book of Records! Imagine thousands of people skating (and walking) on a 7-kilometre stretch. It is groomed and maintained on a regular basis to make the skating optimal. We have to admit that we didn't skate on it while we lived in Ottawa but we did go there each winter to take photos and to walk on it.

After doing a little shopping in Ottawa, we headed back to Brockville.


  1. Brrrr. Looks cold. I've always wanted to sakte on the Rideau Cannal.

  2. Great photos of the canal.

    By the way, it's no longer the longest skating rink, Winnipeg now holds that record. We're officially listed as the world's largest skating rink.