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Ottawa Nature

Guided Tour

Experimental Farm, Rideau Canal and Dow’s Lake Bike Tour

10 AM and 2 PM Start Time, May to November

This 2-hour bike tour allows you to see some of Ottawa’s most beautiful and well-known gardens, parks and waters. To start this tour, we’ll be riding on both sides of the Rideau Canal and cross one of Ottawa’s locks to make our way to Dow’s Lake. From here, we’ll cruize through the Experimental Farm which holds some of Ottawa’s most beautiful parks and gardens. During this journey, you’ll learn about the Canal and the Experimental Farm’s history and its purpose today. Our small organized groups will allow you to ask any questions to our friendly guide and make the most of this experience.

 

Bike Tour Details

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13 km

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120 minutes

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100% pathway

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Small groups

Main Attractions

Here’s a glimpse of the scenery you’ll find yourself biking through!

Rideau Canal

Dominion Arboretum

Dow’s Lake

Central Experimental Farm

Tour Itinerary

Cycle along rivers, lakes, parks and gardens to see Ottawa’s natural beauty.

1 | RentABike

We’ll be starting the tour near the end of the Rideau Canal at RentABike’s conveniently located shop.

2 | Rideau Canal (East)

Our tour will begin by riding along the East side of the Rideau River.

3 | Hartwells Locks

Walk on the Hartwells locks that overlook the Rideau Canal.

4 | Dominion Arboretum

Ride through the picturesque trees and nature in Dominion Arboretum park.

5 | Central Experimental Farm

Cruise through the paved paths of Ottawa’s well-known Experimental Farm.

6 | Ornamental Gardens

Take a few minutes to breathe in and enjoy the colours of the flowers at the Ornamental Gardens.

7 | Dow’s Lake

Make your way around Dow’s lake while riding on a boardwalk and bike path along the water.

8 | Rideau Canal (West)

Slowly make your way back by riding along the west side of Ottawa’s well-known canal.

9 | RentABike

You’ll be finishing your tour at your starting location.

The Experimental Farm and Arboretum are about 30 minutes along the Rideau Canal pathway. We passed some lovely landscaping and flower beds. The colourful Ornamental Gardens were stunning.

Laura Mayse

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Pricing

Find the package that’s right for you.

Children (8-12)

$15 CAD/person

– Clean Bike
– Clean Helmet
– Tour Guide
– Water Bottle

Adults (12+)

$30 CAD/person

– Clean Bike
– Clean Helmet
– Tour Guide
– Water Bottle

Family

$75 CAD/family of 4

– Clean Bike
– Clean Helmet
– Tour Guide
– Water Bottle

Why Ride With Us?

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Thorough bike cleaning after every use

Conveniently located along downtown Ottawa’s Rideau Canal

Small groups of up to 10 people

Knowledgeable and friendly guides

Top of the line bikes manufactured by industry leaders

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Locally owned business for over 25 years

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