Operating on the Rideau River at Chapman Mills Conservation Area



Vimy Memorial Bridge

Vimy Memorial Bridge

Just a 10-minute drive from downtown Ottawa, Canada!


Our mission is to provide safe, fun and informative experiences for recreational paddlers and rowers.

Our quality boats, boards and safety equipment are well-maintained and our friendly and knowledgeable staff are there to lend their assistance and support.

Let us show you how easy it is to enjoy recreational flat-water kayaking & stand-up paddling in Canada's Capital.


ANNOUNCEMENT - 25 March 2018

With the arrival of spring this past week, boating season is just around the corner and usually, by this time, we are posting about the number of weeks until we open.

However, it’s become clear to us over the past few months that the time has come for our family to move on to new ventures (some of us already have) and so it’s with bittersweet emotions we announce that ...

Rideau Rowing & Paddling is for sale.

We’ve been blown away by the overwhelmingly positive reception in the wonderful local community surrounding the Chapman Mills Conservation Area and found it richly rewarding to be able to introduce so many people to the paddling experience, as well as provide a way for urban dwellers to enjoy one of Canada’s iconic summer pastimes right in the city.

If you (or someone you know) are looking for an enjoyable and rewarding summer venture, please send us an e-mail at:


Finally, we’d like to take this opportunity to thank you for your friendly and welcoming support and appreciation.

(*Please note that we will respond to all expressions of interest AFTER 10 April 2018)



No pick-up, drop-off, loading or unloading woes - we take care of all that. All you need to do is show up, ready to have a great time! 

1-hour and 2-hour rentals

Multi-use savings cards

Rideau River at Chapman Mills C.A. 

Rideau River at Chapman Mills C.A. 


Need instruction in paddling basics?

We are happy to provide all the pointers you need to get started, free of charge, on the dock just before you launch - it really IS that easy! 

Picnic shelter at Chapman Mills C.A.

Picnic shelter at Chapman Mills C.A.