Friday, 17 April 2015
O is for Ottawa and Ontario
The Rideau Canal was built in 1832 as a military communications route from Ottawa to Lake Ontario. Nowadays it is used for recreation but it remains an exceptional feat of engineering. It is the oldest canal system in North America which still functions.
This particular card shows an image of kayaks, on the canal in Ottawa, that was used as a postage stamp by Canada Post. Others stamps were issued to show skating on the canal in winter, and Jones Falls. I don't have the Jones Falls stamp card but I do have others of that area.
The canal in its entirety was added to the UNESCO list of World heritage Sites in 2007.