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The Rideau Canal

The Village of Merrickville-Wolford is situated along the beautiful and historic Rideau Canal - a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Also dubbed 'the Jewel of the Rideau', Merrickville has become a favourite weekend getaway spot on the gorgeous Kingston-Ottawa Rideau Heritage Route. Located near the mid-point of the Rideau Canal system, Merrickville evokes fond memories of times gone by. You won't find any parking meters or traffic lights here but you might find the Town Crier and very friendly villagers.

The Rideau Canal, a monumental early 19th-century construction covering 202 km of the Rideau and Cataraqui rivers from Ottawa south to Kingston Harbour on Lake Ontario, was built primarily for strategic military purposes at a time when Great Britain and the United States vied for control of the region.

 

        

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19th Century Architecture - 21st Century Shopping!

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Merrickville is renowned for its boutiques, which are filled with one-of-a-kind items made by local artists and artisans. Their unique talents are on display at studios where craftsmen demonstrate their trade as well as sell their wares. You can buy the creations made before your eyes.  Merrickville is home to some of the finest spas, boutiques, restaurants and B&B's, along with great service.

The village streets are lined with shops carrying such things as locally-made products, art of all kinds, antiques, collector's items, furniture, home & gardening accessories, pet gifts and accessories, specialty foods, and more.

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World Heritage Site - Rideau Canal

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Merrickville, also dubbed 'the Jewel of the Rideau', has become a favourite weekend getaway spot on the gorgeous Kingston-Ottawa Rideau Heritage Route. Located near the mid-point of the canal system, Merrickville evokes fond memories of times gone by. You won't find any parking meters or traffic lights here but you might find the Town Crier and very friendly villagers.