Postcard Perfect: Ottawa's Rideau Canal Skateway

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Postcard Perfect -- by Lydia Schrandt

The Rideau Canal Skateway, a UNESCO-listed canal passing through the heart of downtown Ottawa, extends for more than 4.8 miles, making it the world's largest skating rink. If it gets too cold, rest areas along the canal feature fireplaces and hot chocolate.