Rideau Falls

And to think that a few weeks ago I promised ‘no more waterfalls‘.

But there was a question from dragonlife whether the Rideau Canal in Ottawa was named after ‘rideau’, the French word for curtain. In fact there is an indirect link.

The waterfalls below were named the Rideau Falls, because of their resemblance to curtains.

The river was then named the Rideau River, and when a canal was being built it used water from the Rideau River and became known as the Rideau Canal.

5 thoughts on “Rideau Falls

  1. Yes… I have been…have relatives in the Bay area and for 7 years, lived about 1 1/2 hours drive away from SF.


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