Activities and experiences

Rideau Canal National Historic Site

The Rideau Canal offers a unique opportunity to experience the great outdoors while learning about a fascinating chapter in the story of Canada. Travel by boat or launch your canoe or kayak and unlock this iconic route's many charming secrets. Drive to any of the locks for an afternoon exploring the site and watching the boats go through, or create the ultimate historic experience with an overnight stay in a truly unique setting.


A historic home with a wraparound porch on a sunny day with a lock mechanism visible in the foreground

Historic accommodations

Book an unforgettable stay on the Rideau at one of these affordable historic homes, perfect for friends and family.

Paddling on the Rideau Canal

The Rideau Canal offers a number of natural paddling environments (lakes, rivers and wetlands) showcasing the beauty and diversity of the system.

Le Boat cruisers

Get a new perspective on the Rideau Canal from the comfort of your very own Le Boat cruiser. No previous experience or boating license necessary!

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