The Rideau Heritage Route follows the historic Rideau Canal as it winds its way through charming countryside from the shores of Lake Ontario in Kingston toward Canada’s capital on the Ottawa River. Cruise by quaint, heritage villages and through original canal locks on the UNESCO World Heritage Rideau Canal and Big Rideau Lakes. Take a drive and discover a variety of golf courses, boutique shops, galleries, and rustic cottages. The Rideau Heritage Route is a delight from lock to lake.
2017 marks the 150th anniversary of Canadian confederation. Admission to national parks, national historic sites, and national marine conservation areas will be free for the 2017 Season. Celebrate Canada 150 out on the water!