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Daily Schedule
  • July 28
  • July 29
  • July 30
  • July 31
  • August 1
Thursday July 28, 2011
10:00am - 9:00pm Bytown Museum/
Ottawa Locks
Rideau Canal Heritage Walking Tours
All tours depart from the Parks Canada Kiosk at The Bytown Museum/ Ottawa Locks
1:00pm (French) The Rideau Canal: UNESCO World Heritage Site
Guided by Michel Prévost
3:30pm (English) The Rideau Canal: UNESCO World Heritage Site
Guided by Michel Prévost
5:00pm - 9:00pm Free Admission to the Bytown Museum
11:00am - 10:00pm Confederation Park
11:00am Opening Ceremonies Confederation Park
World Heritage Stage
12:00pm Robin Averill sings The Rideau Canal Song
UN's International Youth Year Concerts
3:00pm Fresh Beat Confederation Park
World Heritage Stage
7:00pm Riot Police
8:30pm White Wires
11:00am - 7:00pm
  • Festival Information/ Adopt-A-Metre Kiosk
  • Explore the Docks:
    Canoe and paddleboat rentals
  • Dining on the Rideau
Dows Lake Pavilion
*Times are subject to change.
Friday July 29, 2011
10:00am - 9:00pm Bytown Museum/
Ottawa Locks
Rideau Canal Heritage Walking Tours
All tours depart from the Parks Canada Kiosk at The Bytown Museum/ Ottawa Locks
1:00pm (French) The Rideau Canal: UNESCO World Heritage Site
Guided by Michel Prévost
3:30pm (English) The Rideau Canal: UNESCO World Heritage Site
Guided by Michel Prévost
10:00am - 5:00pm Bytown Museum OPEN
10:00am - 10:00pm
  • Festival Information/ Adopt-A-Metre Kiosk
  • Canal ART with guided tours available
  • ART market
  • Colonel By Bistro
  • Canal Bikes
  • Self guided Heritage Bicycle Tours
  • Hydro Ottawa Aim-for-Zero Centre
  • Connecting Children with World Heritage
  • Recycl'art de Montpellier Gallery
  • Bravo EST Gallery
Confederation Park
Children's Celebration of World Heritage
10:00am - 3:00pm Puffin Productions, Culture Shock Workshop, Chinese Dance Troupe, Ottawa School of Dance Workshop, Balloonist, Face Painter and Children's Busker Group Confederation Park
French Canadian Tribute Concerts
7:30pm Mehdi Cayenne Club Confederation Park
World Heritage Stage
8:30pm Yvan Vollé
10:00am - 7:00pm
  • Festival Information/ Adopt-A-Metre Kiosk
  • Explore the Docks:
    Canoe and paddleboat rentals
  • Dining on the Rideau
Dows Lake Pavilion
6:00pm - 9:00pm Dancin' on the Rideau
*Times are subject to change.
Saturday July 30, 2011
10:00am - 6:00pm
  • Festival Information/ Adopt-A-Metre Kiosk
  • Love Locks
  • Permanent Collection
  • Special Exhibit "Hidden Treasures of the Bytown Museum"
  • Connecting Children with World Heritage
  • Parks Canada Heritage Animation
    (Gate shop, blacksmith, sappers)
  • Friends of the Rideau Boutique:
    Colonel By Patio (licensed), Food Vendors, Heritage Animation
  • UNESCO Photo Exhibit
Bytown Museum/
Ottawa Locks
Rideau Canal Heritage Walking Tours
All tours depart from the Parks Canada Kiosk at the Bytown Museum/ Ottawa Locks
10:00am (English) Architectural and Engineering Wonders along the Rideau Canal
Guided by David Jeanes
3:30pm (French) Architectural and Engineering Wonders along the Rideau Canal
Guided by David Jeanes
10:00am - 5:00pm Bytown Museum OPEN
11:00am - 4:00pm Rideau Heritage Adventures Bytown Museum/ Ottawa Locks
1:00pm - 4:00pm Waterway Soundfaire
1:00pm - 4:00pm Comhaltas Ceolitoiri Céili
10:00am - 10:00pm
  • Festival Information/ Adopt-A-Metre Kiosk
  • Canal ART with guided tours available
  • ART market
  • Colonel By Bistro
  • Canal Bikes
  • Self guided Heritage Bicycle Tours
  • Hydro Ottawa Aim-for-Zero Centre
  • Connecting Children with World Heritage
  • Recycl'art de Montpellier Gallery
  • Bravo EST Gallery
  • Ottawa Art Gallery Activities
Confederation Park
10:00am - 8:00pm Energy Ottawa Ecosphere Enviromental Fair
12:00pm - 3:00pm Children's Animation
Face painting, balloonist, stilt walker
11:00am Puffin Productions: Children's Animation Confederation Park
World Heritage Stage
1:00pm Guided Heritage Bicycle Tour Departs from Confederation Park
1:30pm Irish Dancing Confederation Park
World Heritage Stage
3:00pm Jackson Miles Music
5:00pm Marc Nelson Trio
Irish Tribute Concert
7:00pm Kitchen Party Confederation Park
World Heritage Stage
8:30pm Herringbone
10:00am - 10:00pm
  • Festival Information/ Adopt-A-Metre Kiosk
  • Explore the Docks
    Canoe and Paddleboat rentals
  • Dining on the Rideau
Dows Lake Pavilion
10:00am - 4:00pm Yoga on the Canal with "Yoga Travels" Dows Lake Pavilion
11:00am OAC Fitness Family Frenzy
1:00pm Rideau Canal Garden Tours
7:00pm - 10:00pm Dancin' on the Rideau
*Times are subject to change.
Sunday July 31, 2011
10:00am - 6:00pm
  • Festival Information/ Adopt-A-Metre Kiosk
  • Love Locks
  • Permanent Collection
  • Special Exhibit "Hidden Treasures of the Bytown Museum"
  • Connecting Children with World Heritage
  • Parks Canada Heritage Animation
    (Gate shop, blacksmith, sappers)
  • Rideau Heritage Adventures
  • Friends of the Rideau Boutique:
    Colonel By Patio (licensed), Food Vendors, Heritage Animation
  • UNESCO Photo Exhibit
Bytown Museum/
Ottawa Locks
Rideau Canal Heritage Walking Tours
All tours depart from the Parks Canada Kiosk at The Bytown Museum/ Ottawa Locks
10:00am Explore Lowertown West with Heritage Ottawa
Guided by Hagit Hadaya
10:00am - 5:00pm Bytown Museum OPEN
1:00pm - 4:00pm Gaelic Unplugged Bytown Museum/
Ottawa Locks
10:00am - 10:00pm Confederation Park
10:00am - 8:00pm Energy Ottawa Ecosphere Environmental Fair
12:00pm - 3:00pm Children's Animation
Face painting, balloonist, stilt walker
1:30pm Guided Heritage Bicycle Tours
2:00pm and 4:00pm Bicycle Chic Fashion Show Colonel By Fountain at Confederation Park
World Heritage Concerts
1:00pm Puffin Productions: Children's Animation Confederation Park
World Heritage Stage
3:00pm Silver Creek
5:00pm Huntley Slim
Scottish Tribute Concert
6:30pm Chris Angel Confederation Park
World Heritage Stage
8:00pm Searson
10:00am - 10:00pm
  • Festival Information/ Adopt-A-Metre Kiosk
  • Explore the Docks:
    Canoe and Paddleboat rentals
  • Dining on the Rideau
Dows Lake Pavilion
10:00am - 4:00pm Yoga on the Canal with "Yoga Travels" Dows Lake Pavilion
11:00am OAC Fitness Family Frenzy
1:00pm Rideau Canal Garden Tours (bilingual)
2:00pm Tai-Chi
6:00pm - 10:00pm Dancin' on the Rideau
10:00pm Fireworks Show
*Times are subject to change.
Monday August 1, 2011 Colonel By Day!
10:00am - 4:00pm
  • Festival Information/ Adopt-A-Metre Kiosk
  • Love Locks
  • Permanent Collection
  • Special Exhibit "Hidden Treasures of the Bytown Museum"
  • Connecting Children with World Heritage
  • Parks Canada Heritage Animation
    (Gate shop, blacksmith, sappers)
  • Rideau Heritage Adventures
  • Friends of the Rideau Boutique:
    Colonel By Patio (licensed), Food Vendors, Heritage Animation
  • UNESCO Photo Exhibit
Bytown Museum/
Ottawa Locks
Rideau Canal Heritage Walking Tours
All tours depart from the Parks Canada Kiosk at The Bytown Museum/ Ottawa Locks
1:00pm (French) The Rideau Canal: UNESCO World Heritage Site
Guided by Jean Yves Pelletier
3:30pm (English) The Rideau Canal: UNESCO World Heritage Site
Guided by Jean Yves Pelletier
10:00am - 5:00pm Free admission to the Bytown Museum
Colonel By Day Celebrations 11:00am - 4:00pm
11:00am Opening Ceremonies Bytown Museum/
Ottawa Locks
2:00pm Celtic Cross Ceremony
  • Heritage Exhibitors
  • Blacksmith Demonstrations
  • Gate Shop
  • Performances by Vintage Stock Theatre
  • Children's Activities
10:00am - 5:00pm Confederation Park
10:00pm - 5:00pm Energy Ottawa Ecosphere Environmental Fair
First Nations Tribute Concert
1:00pm - 3:00pm Wabano Programming Confederation Park
World Heritage Stage
3:00pm Robin Averill
Rideau Canal Sing-Along
4:00pm Closing Ceremonies
10:00am - 5:00pm
  • Festival Information/ Adopt-A-Metre Kiosk
  • Explore the Docks:
    Canoe and Paddleboat rentals
  • Dining on the Rideau
Dows Lake Pavilion
*Times are subject to change.