Parks Canada

Parks Canada

May 19, 2008 07:00 ET

Media Advisory: Parks Canada

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - May 19, 2008) - Canada's Environment Minister John Baird invites you to the official launch the 176th season of uninterrupted service of the Rideau Canal and its first operating season as a World Heritage Site.

The 202 km waterway is the best-preserved slackwater canal in North America, and the only canal from the great 19th century canal-building era, that still operates along its original route and with most of its original structures intact.

During this event, Parks Canada will announce its new increased security plan for the area around Ottawa Locks and unveil the Rideau Canal's full calendar of events and activities for the 2008 season.

Please note that this advisory is subject to change without notice.

The details are as follows:

Date: Tuesday, May 20

Time: 9 a.m.

Location: Hogs Back Lockstation
Ottawa, Ontario

Contact Information

  • Parks Canada
    Eastern Ontario Field Unit
    Pam Buell
    Communications Manager
    613-283-7199 ext. 219