Rideau Canal, Part 2
We skated further down the Canal after enjoying a little break, and discovered this section of the Canal almost completely abandoned. It is, in fact, the same offshoot I visited a short while ago, but shared with you the other side of this 'Little Island' of trees.
Not just for families to experience at the weekends, commuters are encouraged to abandon their cars and bus passes in order to utilize the 4.3 km skateway as an alternative and refreshing route to work during the week. Some travel on skates, others à pied and even a few slide down the skateway on sled. (Okay, so those are the kids!) With February being Heart Smart month, it's an excellent healthy-lifestyle promo for Ottawa's thriving population.