Rideau Tours & Rentals

World Heritage Experience

Tour the UNESCO World Heritage Rideau Canal in style with Rideau Tours. Canoe, bike, kayak & stand-up paddleboard rentals located at Chaffey’s Lock on the Rideau Canal.

Equipment rentals for land and water. Half day, full day and multi day guided tours available.


The Rideau Canal flows between Ottawa and Kingston in Southern Ontario. These two cities are easily accessible by car and bus from Toronto (260km to Kingston) and Montreal (200km from Ottawa).

The Canal itself is accessible by car, on foot or by boat. The busy season extends from the spring to the fall. While the locks themselves are closed for the winter, you can do still skate, cross-country ski, snowshoe or ice-fishing on the Canal.

To learn more on the Rideau Canal, visit the Parks Canada website.

1000 Islands & Rideau Canal

Explore the engineered and natural waterways of the 1000 Islands and UNESCO-designated Rideau Canal through some of Ontario’s most charming communities, including the united counties of Leeds and Grenville in Southeastern Ontario.

The Rideau Canal and connecting waterways meander over 200 km between Ottawa and Lake Ontario, via the famous 1000 Islands in the St. Lawrence River.

To learn more about 1000 Islands & Rideau Canal Waterway, visit the area’s tourism website.


For more resources on Francophone Experiences, visit DestinationOntario.com.

Ontario Travel Information Services

For more general tourism information or to plan your visit, please call to speak with a Travel Counsellor at 1-800-668-2746 (1-800-ONTARIO). Travel Counsellors are available to speak with you in either English or French.

Book an appointment with a Travel Counsellor or send an Email  at travelinfo@ontario.ca with your Ontario travel questions.

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