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Depot during Canalfest
The Depot during Merrickville's Canalfest

NEW FOR 2020 - The historic Depot building will be undergoing badly needed rehabilitation by the owner, Parks Canada, during winter 2019/2020. Thanks to Parks Canada we expect to open the doors in 2020 to a beautifully renovated building, including new and improved washrooms.

The Depot, located at 37 St. John Street on the waterfront adjacent to the Blockhouse in Merrickville, is our Rideau visitor and interpretive centre. The Depot is open Thursday to Monday, in July and August.

At The Depot, your hosts will be more than happy to provide you with any Rideau information that you may require. We also offer an array of retail items including many books about the Rideau Canal. Proceeds from the sale of these items helps to fund the work of the Friends of the Rideau.

The Depot also offers a wide array of tourist literature for the region and lots of free advice on how you can make your Rideau visit more enjoyable. There is a small theatre in which you can view Parks Canada videos about the Rideau. So, drop by and have a look.

The Depot
The Depot is chock-a-block full of all sorts of interesting stuff.

And if you gotta go ... it is reputed that we have the nicest public washroom facility in Merrickville.

The Depot in 1905
The Depot in 1905 (it looks much nicer today)




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