Google is always expanding the imagery available in its Street View feature in Maps, and this evening the company has announced in a blog post that it has added new data from the Rideau Canal Skateway in Ottawa. The city is set to kick off its annular Winterlude Festival next week, which is a three-week long event that hosts a variety of games, shows, and activities.
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Today’s addition to Street View allows users to take a virtual skate through the entire eight kilometers of the frozen Rideau Canal Skateway. The data was collected by Google last year, with the help of NHL player Cody Ceci, who wore a backpack-mounted panoramic camera and journeyed through the eight kilometer track.
The Rideau Canal Skateway has been designated as a UNCESCO World Heritage site, which means that there are plenty of historical elements to explore during your virtual tour.
This Google Street View imagery is available on Google Maps now and you can read more about the addition on the Official Canadian Google blog. Just last week, Google also added new Street View imagery highlighting the best of Belgium.