1000 Islands & Rideau Canal Waterways - RTO 9

1000 Islands & Rideau Canal Waterways

Ann Weir

Economic Development Manager
Rideau Heritage Route Tourism Association

visitrideaucanal.ca ann.weir@uclg.on.ca Tel: (613) 342-3840 x 5365 Cell: (613) 803-0248 United Counties Leeds and Grenville, 32 Wall Street, Suite 300, Brockville, ON K6V 4R9

The Rideau Canal stretches from Lake Ontario in Kingston to the Ottawa River along both sides of the UNESCO World Heritage designated Rideau Canal. It winds its way through historic sites, charming villages, quaint attractions, and spectacular recreation areas, offering visitors a variety of world-class arts, heritage and recreation experiences. Visitors delight to discover how the Rideau Canal has been connecting communities along the route for almost two centuries. The chain of lakes and rivers is joined by man-made canals and locks for a distance of 202 km through diverse Canadian terrain including the solid rock of the Canadian Shield, marshland and pastoral landscapes.