Rupertland city has over a hundred kilometers of canals with many islands and hundreds of bridges. The canals were dug in the 15th and 16th centuries. Originally the canals covered all of Rupert, Lincoln, and Pompeii. Today the canals are rarely outside of the City of Rupert after being covered up in the 18th and 19th centuries due to massive chloera outbreaks across the region from sewage being dumped in the canals instead of at the sewage dumping stations. The canals had very little movement except for during storms. A massive campaign was undertaken to have the canals' sewage dumping end and to have them covered up or to begin to have a flow in their stream. Both options were chosen.
The canals have become a massive tourist attraction ever since they were flushed out during the Rupertland Hurricane of 1860. In the 2000s, the city began a debate about adding salt to the canals, heating them or emptying them so that they wouldn't freeze. Property owners near the canals complained that the loudness of the people on the canals and that their basements were freezing. In the end, the city decided to keep the canals as is, to the outrage of some people.