Thursday, 29 August 2013

The Rideau Canal Museum

On my recent road trip to Ottawa, I planned my route in hopes that I would be stopping in Smith Falls, Ontario to visit the Rideau Canal Museum, So the kids could maybe learn a few things and have fun,  before hitting the road once again.

Before I get started here is a brief history of the canal: It was constructed in the 1800's and is nearly 220 kilometres long. It is also Ontario's First UNESCO World Heritage Site. 


After hearing "Are we there yet" 34 times we arrived at the locks in Smith Falls, it was beautiful to say the least, it was a perfect spot to relax or have a picnic. The kids were excited because I had told them classified info that there was a "Species At Risk" scavenger hunt with a possible treat at the end. 

We were met by two very nice young ladies that explained the scavenger hunt to the kids and took us to the film room for a short film on the history of the canal.

 The Scavenger Hunt took you from the bottom floor up 4 floors to the Indoor Lookout Tower. (Don't worry there is an elevator.) Each floor had a different theme and different interactive activities. 

It was an excellent way to stretch our legs. If you are ever in Smith Falls you should check it out.


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