Rideau Heritage Route | Ontariotravel.net

EXPLORING SHOULD ALWAYS COME WITH THIS VIEW

Make your way along scenic roads that travel ​alongside the Historic Rideau Canal Waterway. Enjoy the beautiful views and countless artisan shops along the way. 

The Rideau Canal, Lock Station

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RIDEAU HERITAGE ROUTE

The Rideau Heritage Route follows the historic Rideau Canal as it winds its way through charming countryside and through quaint, heritage villages. This UNESCO World Heritage site is a great place to explore a variety of golf courses, boutique shops and galleries. Start your trip planning now at The Great Waterway.    

 

Must-Sees

  • The Rideau Canal runs over 202km (126mi) and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, considered an engineering masterpiece with most of the locks still operated by hand.
  • The Old Stone Mill in Delta is a National Historic Site showcasing milling technology and 1800s industrial heritage.
  • To kayaking and canoeing enthusiasts, the Rideau Heritage Route is a “paddler’s paradise,” due to its calm, clear waters and natural sights. Kayakers and canoers of all ages and skill levels can get out on the water and paddle the 202 km stretch from Kingston to Ottawa.
  • Merrickville, Westport and Perth are just a few of the quaint villages where you can find unique shopping experiences and historic attractions.
An artisan studio on the Rideau Canal

ARTISAN HAVEN

Along the Rideau Heritage Route, you’ll find many quaint towns and villages where talented artisans have set up their studios and galleries. Spend the day exploring their studios, learning about their art and perhaps even finding a one of a kind treasure. 

People snowshoeing on one of the trails in the Rideau Canal

Paddling

To kayaking and canoeing enthusiasts, the Rideau Heritage Route is a “paddler’s paradise,” due to its calm, clear waters and natural sights. Kayakers and canoers of all skill levels can get out on the water and paddle the 202 km stretch from Kingston to Ottawa. 

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