Thursday, June 28, 2007

Rideau Canal: World Heritage Site Designation

The Rideua Canal "Skateway"

Colonel By's map

The Rideau Canal which stretches from Ottawa, on the Ottawa River, to Kingston, Ontario on the St. Lawrence River, has been given a World Heritage Site designation, today by The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) at its meeting in New Zealand.

The Rideau Canal joins a number of Canadian sites on the list.

The 13 other Canadian sites on the list include:

Properties submitted on the Tentative List

Atikaki / Manitoba-Ontario
Woodland Caribou

Gwaii Haanas
Ivvavik / Vuntut / Herschel
Island (Qikiqtaruk)

The Klondike
Mistaken Point
Red Bay

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