Wednesday, August 27, 2008
The Canal was one of the original MAPS 1 projects and has become an OKC landmark that people around the nation recognize OKC by. The mile-long Canal opened in 1999 (with Phase 2 and 3 improvements in 2004) and costed the City $23 mil; it's lined with parks and old warehouses full of restaurants, clubs, lofts, and businesses. The Water Taxis offer sight-seeing tours and romantic date cruises. Over 500,000 OKCers came out for the ribbon-cutting of the Canal back in 1999.