Rideau Canal Waterway

There are several options open to you if you want to see this beautiful and historic waterway from the water. See a list of what is available by visiting the Rideau Heritage Route's Things to See and Do - Tours webpage

Sunset over Lower Beverley lakeThe Rideau Canal is considered the most outstanding slackwater canal system in the world and one of the first designed for steam-powered vessels. There are plenty of adventures and diversions along the famous canal's route. Visit the Rideau Heritage Route's extensive website at www.rideauheritageroute.ca where you can learn more about the canal and activities from cultural adventures to trails and lookouts, fishing hotspots and cruising or paddling the canal.

The Rideau Canal is on the World Heritage Site list because of its universal value. The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) encourages the identification, protection and preservation of cultural and heritage sites. The Rideau Canal offers both natural splendour and a rich heritage.