The Rideau River is an Eastern Ontario river which flows north from Upper Rideau Lake and empties into the Ottawa River at Rideau Falls in Ottawa, Ontario. Its length is 146 kilometres . The river was given the French name "Rideau" after the appearance of this waterfall.The Rideau River and The Rideau Canal are recommended Heritage Fair or Foir du Patrimoine Canadien projects ou projets.
The Rideau Canal, which allows travel from Ottawa to the city of Kingston, Ontario on Lake Ontario, was formed by joining the Rideau River with the Cataraqui River. The river diverges from the Canal at Hog's Back Falls in Ottawa.
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