JOIN US as we head upstream, under Vimy Memorial Bridge and past the mouth of the Jock River, wending our way toward the old stone arch dam at Long Island lock station in Manotick.

Our return journey, gently assisted by the downstream current, slips past woods, waterside willows, reed marshes, and occasional homes and docks, along this beautiful reach of the river. 


Own a SUP or Kayak?

For a participation fee of just $5 you can bring your own boat or board and join in any of our non-instructional tours (see details below).  

Phone ahead of time to add your name to the participant's list, and check in at the CMCA picnic shelter about 10 minutes ahead of the start time.



  • Open to all levels
  • 1.5 hour duration
  • MIN 3, MAX 6 participants

Morning Messabout - this fun and informative tour, open to all levels of paddling ability, begins with a short orientation session for new paddlers and allows both new and experienced paddlers to enjoy being on the water in the companionship and support of a group while learning, reviewing or strengthening their basic paddling skills and water safety knowledge. 

Evening Escape - evening twin of the Morning Messabout - see above for details.




  • Basic paddling skills required
  • 1.5 hours duration
  • MIN 3, MAX 6 rental participants

Twilight Tour - these tours will take place on various Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights throughout the season.

More details coming soon.

Moonlight Messabout - moonlight tours are planned for the July Blue Moon and the August Full Moon.