Rideau Canal

This tour – organized  together with OAR in Ontario, starts in the capital of Canada in which is situated the striking neo-gothic Parliament Buildings situated majestically above the Ottawa River.  On the first day of rowing, rowers will participate in the Canadian Sculling Marathon and row 42 or 26 km beneath Parliament Hill on the mighty Ottawa River. For the next four days, rowing will be on the Rideau Canal, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

On the second day of rowing, rowers will row through pleasant farm country and several locks to Smith Falls where they will visit the Rideau Canal Museum.

The third day will be a long row from Kingston to Jones Falls.  Days three and four will be in the most beautiful part of the canal where rowers are sure to see loons and osprey on the many lakes.  For the Rideau Canal section, you will be staying in a historic lodge located on a beautiful property.  The last day of rowing will give you an outstanding view of the edifices of Canada’s financial capital – you will row through Toronto harbour to the Toronto Islands and picnic there.

As an option, you can add a day and visit the world famous Niagara Falls.


Tour Plan:           Sat.:                  Arrival, Welcome Meeting (optional)

Sun.                : Participation on 26 or 40 km rowing Marathon (optional)

Mon               :  Rowing in Ottawa,

Tue  – Thu     :  Rowing the Rideau Canal and Lakes

Friday             : Rowing in Toronto

Saturday        : Niagara Falls, Visit, (optional)