We think our 8.5 km 'home reach' of the Rideau is pretty special ...

... but, in fact, it's ALL spectacular

From downtown Ottawa's flight of 8 locks connecting the Rideau Canal & Ottawa River, all the way south to historic Kingston where the Rideau meets Lake Ontario, all 202 kilometers are awesome - hardly surprising that the Rideau Waterway was designated: 

  • a Canadian Heritage River (2000) 
  • a UNESCO World Heritage Site (2007)

Use the link buttons on this page for information on all kinds of great places to explore and enjoy along the Rideau Waterway.