Monday, February 13, 2017

CANADA ~ Rideau Canal - Ottawa - UNESCO ~

... Beautiful ❄winter scene❄... Ottawa is home to the largest naturally frozen skating rink in the world, as designated by Guinness World Records... from roughly January to late February or early March, the scenic Rideau Canal freezes welcomes thousands upon thousands of visitors for winter fun... so you could guess how cold it is in Canada during winter... and  I'm complaining when we have a few days of frost here o͜͡o ... I also never ice skated in my whole life... Thank you very much Andrene!! (✿ ♥‿♥)

The Rideau Canal Skateway in Ottawa, Ontario, is 7.8 km long and has a total maintained surface area of 165, 621 m² , which is equivalent to 90 Olympic size skating rinks. This is called an ice rink (as distinguished from any number of other frozen bodies of water) because its entire length received daily maintenance such as sweeping and ice thickness checks.

The Rideau Canal also known as the Rideau Waterway, connects the city of Ottawa and Ontario on the Ottawa River to the city of Kingston, Ontario on Lake Ontario. The canal was opened in 1832 as a precaution in case of war with the United States and is still in use today, with most of its original structures intact.

Winterlude, the Capital’s winter celebration, is held in Ottawa–Gatineau each February. It was created in 1979 to celebrate Canada’s unique northern climate and culture.

 In 2007, it was registered as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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