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BROCHURES and GUIDES


This page contains brochures and guides in Adobe PDF format (marked with a PDF File). To view and/or print these files you will need the free Adobe PDF file viewer. To save these files directly to your computer (without viewing them over the Internet first) simply click your right mouse button while on the link to the PDF file and choose the "save target as" or "save link as" option. Once on your computer you can view or print them at will (remember to make a note of where on your computer you saved the file).

Ces dépliants est en format Adobe PDF. Pour visualiser ou imprimer les documents en format .pdf, vous aurez besoin du lecteur Adobe Acrobat. Il est mis à votre disposition gratuitement à partir du site Web d'Adobe.

Friends of the Rideau Info

Friends of the Rideau Membership Form - our current membership form.
PDF FileFriends' Membership Form (70K PDF)

Demande d’adhésion voir et imprimer notre dépliant:
PDF FileDépliant des Amis du Canal Rideau (349K PDF)

How A Lock Works Brochure - our brochure all about the workings of a Rideau Lock. This is the PDF brochure version of our How A Locks Works webpage.
PDF FileHow A Lock Works Brochure (290K PDF)

Dépliant Comment fonctionne une écluse: - version d'épliant du site web comment fonctionne une écluse.
PDF FileDépliant Comment fonctionne une écluse (810K PDF)

The Depot to Dam Trail Walking Tour - a brochure that provides a guided tour of the trail from the Depot in Merrickville to the tip of the original stone dam built in 1830.
PDF FileDepot to Dam Trail Brochure (411K PDF)
PDF FileLe Sentier du « Depot » au Barrage (427K PDF - en français)

Visitors' Guide

Watson's 2017 Visitors Guide to the Rideau - a compilation of much of the material from www.rideau-info.com that a visitor might wish to take along on their Rideau visit. For more details see the Watson's Visitors Guide Page.
PDF FileWatson's 2017 Visitors Guide to the Rideau (1.5 Mb PDF)

Paddling Guides

Watson's Paddling Guide to the Rideau Canal - this 168 page book includes everything you'll need to know about paddling the Rideau Canal. Includes 18 maps detailing the route from Kingston to Ottawa, and maps of each lockstation showing the portage routes. Printable as as an 8.5" x 11" document.
PDF FileWatson's Paddling Guide to the Rideau Canal (20 Mb PDF)

You can also find Watson's 18 day/weekend paddling guides on the Paddling Guides page.

Parks Canada's Brochures and Guides

Rideau Canal Brochure and Map - note, this is an oversize brochure (8.5" x 19" and 17" x 19"). Use the "fit pages to margins" option in Adobe reader to print this brochure on 8.5" x 11" paper or use the "tile" option to print it on multiple pages at full size.
PDF FileRideau Canal Brochure and Map (1.8 Mb PDF - bilingual/bilingue)

Boating Safely - Parks Canada pamphlet for the Rideau Canal and Trent-Severn Waterway with safety information, locking instructions, navigation info, contact information, waterway/lock statistics.
PDF FileBoating Safely (986K PDF)
PDF FilePlaisanciers: Pensez Sécurité - Français (925K PDF)

Lockstation Safety - Parks Canada brochure with safety guidelines for the lockstations.
PDF FileLockstation Safety (10 Mb PDF)
PDF FileSécurité aux postes d’éclusage - Français (10 Mb PDF)

Kingston Mills Lockstation - A Walking Tour - note, this is an oversize brochure (8.5" x 20"). Use the "shrink oversize pages" option in Adobe reader to print this brochure on 8.5" x 11" paper.
PDF FileA Walking Tour of Kingston Mills (236K PDF)
PDF FileVisite à pied du poste d'éclusage de Kingston Mills - Français (241K PDF)

Jones Falls Lockstation - A Walking Tour - note, this is an oversize brochure (8.5" x 20"). Use the "shrink oversize pages" option in Adobe reader to print this brochure on 8.5" x 11" paper.
PDF FileA Walking Tour of Jones Falls (283K PDF)
PDF FileVisite à pied du poste d'éclusage de Jones Falls - Français (285K PDF)

Merrickville Lockstation - A Walking Tour - note, this is an oversize brochure (8.5" x 20"). Use the "shrink oversize pages" option in Adobe reader to print this brochure on 8.5" x 11" paper.
PDF FileMerrickville Lockstation Walking Tour (8.4 Mb PDF)
PDF FilePoste d'Écluses de Merrickville - Français (8.4 Mb PDF)

Ottawa Lockstation - A Walking Tour - note, this is an oversize brochure (11" x 17"). Use the "shrink oversize pages" option in Adobe reader to print this brochure on 8.5" x 11" paper.
PDF FileA Walking Tour of the Ottawa Lockstation (226K PDF)
PDF FileVisite à pied des Écluses d’Ottawa - Français (491K PDF)

Tip to Tip Trail - Burritts Rapids - note, this is an oversize brochure (9" x 17"). Use the "shrink oversize pages" option in Adobe reader to print this brochure on 8.5" x 11" paper.
PDF FileTip to Tip Trail (262K PDF)
PDF FileLe sentier de l’Île - Français (204K PDF)

Watch Your Wake - a Parks Canada brochure about the problems, the rules and the solutions for boat wake and wash.
PDF FileWatch Your Wake - Rideau Canal (480K PDF)
PDF FileAttention à votre sillage - Canal Rideau - Français (494K PDF)

Managing Aquatic Vegetation on the Rideau Canal - information about aquatic vegetation (aka "weeds") and the permit requirements to remove them.
PDF FileManaging Aquatic Vegetation on the Rideau Canal (144K PDF)
PDF FileLa gestion de la végétation aquatique sur le canal Rideau (150K PDF)

Other
Be Rideau Loon Aware - information about loon chicks and watercraft. This is the PDF brochure version of our Be Rideau Loon Aware webpage.
PDF FileBe Rideau Loon Aware (428K PDF)
PDF FileAttention! HUARDS sur le canal RIDEAU (650K PDF - en français)

Bass Out of Season Brochure - information about why bass should never be angled out of season.
PDF FileBass Out of Season Brochure (196K PDF)

No Bass Fishing Sign - sign stating "No Bass Fishing Until the fourth Saturday of June. It's the Law!". Suitable for printing and posting on your waterfront.
PDF FileNo Bass Fishing sign (58K PDF)

Ecofriendly Waterfronts on the Rideau Canal Waterway (PDF) - information piece about conserving natural shorelines by Hillary Quinn-Austin

Nicholsons Lockstation Walking Tour - a walking tour of Nicholsons Locks and vicinity
PDF FileA Walking Tour Nicholsons Locks and Vicinity (1.2 Mb PDF)



For links to other publications available on-line (with such topics as septic systems, water wells, fish habitat, etc.), head over to our Information Links Webpage.


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Smiths Falls, Ontario, Canada, K7A 5C7

email: info@rideaufriends.com



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