Shuttle Service – Rideau Canal Heritage Route
We offer a pick up and drop off service to most lockstations from Kingston to Ottawa. We have kayaks and canoes that are ideal for paddling this route, but if you have your own boats, you can still take advantage of our shuttle service.
We have parking available for your vehicle while you are away. You can start right here in Kingston and get picked up in Ottawa or you can get dropped off in Ottawa and paddle towards Kingston. This latter option is less popular as you will be paddling into the prevailing wind from the south and west. If you would like to paddle only a section of the route, we can drop you off at one of the many lockstations. Our service is flexible, so we will do our best to work to your holiday plans.
This waterway is an amazing boating destination. Having 45 locks at 27 lockstations, the canal is a chain of beautiful lakes running 202 km from Lake Ontario in Kingston to the Ottawa River in Ottawa.
The canal is a mecca for boaters and is well marked with buoys, making it very easy to navigate. Planning a tour on the Rideau Corridor could not easier or more fun.
The Rideau Heritage Route has compiled information on a suggested itinerary for anyone wishing to paddle the Rideau Canal Waterway by canoe or kayak. You will also find a list of accommodations along the Rideau Canal where you can stay at your choice of B&B's and inns. For the more adventurous paddlers, camping at any lockstation is permitted for a small fee.
An invaluable source of information has been provided by Ken Watsons' website, Rideau Canal Waterway. This is a must read before planning any trip along the Rideau. It will answer any questions you may have and give you a feel for the beauty of the Rideau Canal Waterway.
Get directions or view Pick up points along the Rideau Canal in a larger map.
$175, includes HST, paddle, lifejacket, whistle, spray skirt, bailer and throw rope. Extra paddle included if you wish at no extra cost.
$25 includes HST.
Pick Up Service:
We have a safe location to park your vehicle. Once you are finished your trip, we will pick up you, along with your boats and gear and bring you directly back to your vehicle in Kingston. If you decide to paddle from Ottawa to Kingston, we can drive you up to Ottawa and you can begin your trip there. Please arrange your pick up service before you depart. Indicate the date, time and location of your pick up.
Between Kingston and Merrickville (return to Kingston)
1 - 2 Paddlers: $100
3 - 6 Paddlers: $250
Between Merrickville and Ottawa (return to Kingston)
1 - 2 Paddlers: $200
3 - 6 Paddlers: $500
Price is per group of paddlers indicated, ie: 1 or 2 paddlers requiring a shuttle from Ottawa to Kingston would pay $200 total.
Please call to book your rental and/or shuttle service or follow this link to our reservation page. A 50% deposit is required upon booking, payable by credit card (visa or m/c)
25% charge if you cancel more than 24 hours before the start of your rental/shuttle.
No refund if you cancel within 24 hours of the start of your rental/shuttle or do not show up.