Paddle Tours

Guided Rideau Canal Paddle tours for kayaks or canoes – Rideau Lakes section

Experience paddling Ontario’s only UNESCO World Heritage site and a Canadian Heritage River. The Rideau Lakes section of the Rideau Canal flows through the spectacular landscape of the Canadian Shield and the Frontenac Arch UNESCO Biosphere. The dramatic granite outcrops and the lush forests are an iconic backdrop to your paddle adventure. Just 90 minutes south of Ottawa and 45 minutes north of Kingston. Paddling the Rideau Canal is a Flat-water paddle experience so it’s very safe and enjoyable for beginners and intermediate paddlers. Guided tours are led by Paddle Canada certified interpretive Guides.

What Guests can expect

  • Paddle 10-12km each day for beginners / up to 20-25km each day for Intermediate
  • Be capable of a few hours of moderate exercise each day
  • We suggest arriving the evening before to unplug and step back into “Rideau” time!

 

Half Day Guided Rideau Paddle Tour with instruction

Package includes

  • Half day kayak rental with paddles & safety equipment
  • Certified paddle Instructor

Price per person: from $75 (2 person minimum)

 

1 Day Guided Rideau Paddle Tour

A full day of paddling on one of the most beautiful sections of the UNESCO World Heritage Rideau Canal. This tour includes a kayak rental but is also available if you have your own kayak.

Package includes

  • Full day kayak rental with paddles & safety equipment
  • Interpretive Guide
  • 1 “Flavours of the Rideau” gourmet picnic

Price per person: from $150 (2 person minimum)

 

2 Day Guided Rideau Paddle Tour – Island under the Stars

This package is an authentic way to experience paddling on the Rideau just as the Voyageurs or first settlers did. This guided paddle tour features 2 days of paddling on one of the most beautiful sections of the UNESCO World Heritage Rideau Canal with an overnight on an Island. You will enjoy a local “Flavours of the Rideau” gourmet picnic and heritage Shore meals as the guides would have provided back at the turn of the century.

Package includes

  • 2-day kayak rental with paddles & safety equipment
  • Interpretive Guide
  • 1 night camping on an Island
  • Guests bring their own sleeping bag but tents and camping gear is provided
  • 1 Shore dinner
  • 1 Shore breakfast
  • 1 “Flavours of the Rideau” gourmet picnic

Price per person: from $280 (2 person minimum)

 

2 Day “Luxury” Paddle Tour

This package is a more “luxurious” way to experience paddling on the Rideau. This guided luxury paddling experience features 2 days of paddling on one of the most beautiful sections of the UNESCO World Heritage Rideau Canal with an overnight at one of the Rideau’s historic accommodation properties (Lodge, Inn or B&B). You will enjoy local “Flavours of the Rideau” gourmet picnics and dining at some of the Rideau’s unique restaurants.

Package includes

  • 2-day kayak rental
  • Paddles & safety equipment
  • Interpretive Guide
  • 1 night accommodation
  • 2 gourmet picnic meals
  • 3 dining vouchers (2 breakfast + 1 dinner)

Price per person: from $425 (2 person minimum)

Voyageur Canoe Tours    (Rideau Canal or 1000 Islands)

Experience paddling in a big canoe just like the Voyageurs! This full day tour includes a paddle lesson, heritage & nature interpretation of these UNESCO sites by qualified guides, a gourmet picnic lunch, beverages, snacks and your very own “ceinture fléchée” like the ones worn by the French Canadien Voyageurs. Two locations to choose from in 2019. 

Chaffey’s Lock           Sunday Aug 25    (meet at Lockmaster’s House Museum)        Gananoque               Check availability        (meet at Joel Stone Park)

TOUR TIMES              10am – 3pm          PRICE    $80 Adults       $60 Children (12yrs)  

Sign up by contacting Rideau Tours at 613-583-4783 or  info@rideautours.ca  

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Rideau Tours
Anne-Marie & Luc | 613-583-4783 | info@rideautours.com
1671 Chaffey's Lock Rd, Rideau Lakes, Elgin, ON

Located at / Situé à Chaffey's Lock
90 minutes from Ottawa | 45 minutes from Kingston

Rentals Open Daily 
Season: May 19 - Oct 31
9-am - 6pm

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