Rideau Canal Aventure
August 27 - September 4, 2011


This is preliminary information so that you can start thinking about the trip.  More detailed information will be posted at a later date.

Be prepared for a long and difficult journey.  We are planning on paddling the entire length of the Rideau Canal from Kingston to Ottawa.  The canal system is approximately 126 miles in length and encompasses 47 locks.  We will be accompanied by a houseboat piloted by fellow kayakers and it will carry all our gear so we won't have that weight in our boats.  In the evening, we will be camping at the locks. There are two options for negotiating the 47 locks.  You can purchase a lock pass to go through the locks or you can portage around them for free.  If you choose to portage, you will definitely need wheels.

Kayaking

Kayaking Info


Check out the links below for information.

We have done several shorter weekend trip during the past few years and they have been great.  Click the links below to view the trip reports.