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28 July 2007

Rideau Canal named "World Heritage Site"

The United Nations declared the "monumental" Rideau Canal a world heritage site on its 175th anniversary this year, recognizing it for it's place in Canada'a history, its amazing engineering feats, as well its beauty and importance to the area's development. The oldest continuously operating canal in North America is a series of rivers and lakes connected by man-made canals and locks, which passes through the rock, forest, farms, and towns from Ottawa to Kingston, Ontario - truly a cruiser's dream. [Boating in Canada: Rideau Waterway]

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