In this episode, Success & Sacrifice on the Rideau Canal, we’ll be exploring the creation of this historic canal, and the toll it took on the workers, particularly new immigrants (Irish, Scottish and British) and settlers already established in Upper and Lower Canada.


Map of the Rideau Canal (202 km) (Parks Canada; pdf)

Rideau Canal National Historic Site (Parks Canada)

Bytown Museum

Colonel By and the Construction of the Rideau Canal (Canadian Encyclopedia)

The Rideau Canal (Ken Watson website)

Rideau Watershed Conservation Authority

War of 1812 (Canadian Encyclopedia)

The Capital’s Curious History – or What’s in a Name? (Capitol Chronicles)

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