|Explore the Rideau Canal
and Friends of the Rideau
by following these links:
This section will list some of the sources of tourist information for the Rideau Canal. Note, some of these sources will take you off this website so please add us to your favorites lists first.
On this website, in addition to information presented on the web pages, you will also find several downloadable brochures and guides, including Parks Canada's Rideau Canal Brochure & Map, Watson's Guide to the Rideau and Watson's Paddling Guides.
The Rideau Canal Office of Parks Canada, located in Smiths Falls, operates the Rideau Canal. Upon request, they will mail you an information package about the canal. This package contains several local tourism publications, plus info about the canal (lockage permits, fees, maps, operating schedule, etc.). To receive a package, send an email directly to: RideauCanalemail@example.com. Please be specific about what you would like to do on your Rideau visit so that the package can be tailored to your needs. Also be sure to include your full postal mailing address in your email.
This is a non-commercial website that contains a huge amount of information about the Rideau. It is your on-line guide for information about fees, lockage schedules, coming events, accommodations (campgrounds, hotels, B&Bs, etc.), boating, canoeing, boat rentals, marinas, driving tours, bicycling, hiking, trip planners, and much more. Most anything you want to know about the Rideau can be found on www.rideau-info.com.
Le Boat's region guide to the Rideau Canal. Lots of Rideau travel information. This is direct link to the PDF: Le Boat Rideau Vacation Guide (PDF)
This is the website of the Rideau Heritage Route Tourism Association. It is full of good information for anyone planning a visit to the Rideau. Pay them a visit for all your visitor needs. See www.rideauheritageroute.ca. Of note, some of the info is now a bit outdated since the site has not been updated since 2015.
Our links page and the links page on www.rideau-info.com provides connections to dozens of other places that provide Rideau information. If you can't find it here, then use these link resources to find what you need.
P.O. Box 1232, Stn. Main
Smiths Falls, Ontario, Canada, K7A 5C7
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