The Rideau Canal played an important role in the making of Canada as a nation. To commemorate the 175th anniversary of this Canadian landmark, Journalist and author Ron Corbett, along with Ottawa photographer John McQuarrie teamed up to create this best seller. Join them for an enthralling, informative and often moving voyage of discovery from Ottawa to the city of Kingston. A two hour automobile drive. A week-long boat trip. Corbett's lively text is accompanied by archival paintings and photographs.