The Rideau Falls in Ottawa

A good spot, especially in the evening, is the Rideau Falls on Sussex Drive, Ottawa which is right next to the French Ambassador's home and a short distance away from the Prime Minister's Residence (24 Sussex Dr.) -

 

 

Here is some interesting Trivia about this place - 

1. The Falls is known as Rideau since Rideau means Curtain in French & the falls resembles a curtain!

rideau falls flowing 

The falls in spring after all the dirty snow water has gone looks as follows - 

rideau falls in spring

2. This is where the Rideau River empties into the Ottawa River (that separates Ottawa, Ontario from Gatineau, Quebec).

ottawa river rideau falls

3. It is a thrilling experience to stand on the bridge, right over the falls especially right when after the snow has melted.

rideau falls view from the bridge

4. There is a huge lung space / park in this location (much like most of Canada wink) and you can learn more at http://www.ncc-ccn.gc.ca/places-to-visit/parks-paths/rideau-falls-park-green-island 

5. The Ottawa river from this viewpoint appears in different Hues and shades during various parts of the year.. this would make a great Post card during the Fall Season!

ottawa river rideau falls

6. The Video below shows the Falls in full flow right after all the snow has melted!

 

 

PS: Give us a shout in the comments section if you do visit this place!

 

Also, check out Rideau Hall which is very close to the Rideau Falls - 

Travel: Rideau Hall in Ottawa