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In the former commissariat used by the Royal Engineers and Colonel John By during the building of the Rideau Canal—the oldest stone masonry building in the city—are exhibits that record the life and times of Bytown and Ottawa.
For the complete story on the history and construction of the Rideau Canal, head to Bytown Museum, nestled by the Canal locks downtown.
The history of the building of the Rideau Canal is curated at the locks where the boats move from the canal to the Ottawa River. After your tour, walk along the Trans-Canada trail behind Parliament Hill.
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