Rideau Heritage Route Travel Guide 2008-2009 - English - (Page 19)

F rom pedaling to paddling, the Rideau Heritage Route boasts 4 Provincial Parks, 10 conservation areas, over 202 km of navigable waterway with quaint towns and villages to visit and to stock up on supplies. There are so many ways to enjoy the area and every visit offers a new and exciting adventure. Boating The 202 kilometres (125 miles) of the Rideau Canal incorporate sections of the Rideau River and the Cataraqui River as well as several lakes including the Lower, Upper and Big Rideau Lakes. About 19 kilometres (12 miles) of the route is man made. Today, only pleasure craft make use of the Rideau Canal. Boat tours of the canal are offered (see p.9) and boaters can make use of it to travel between Ottawa and Kingston with ease. Most of the locks are still hand-operated. There are a total of 47 locks at 24 stations along the Canal. In normal operations, the canal can Outdoor 19 Recreation “The Rideau is a recreational paradise for boaters and sightseers.” Photo Credits: Top: Westport, Rideau Lakes Golf & Country Club Left Inset: Simon Lunn, Campground Beach at Murphy’s Point Bottom: Simon Lunn, Fishing on Big Rideau Lake Middle Inset: Ken Watson, On the Cataraqui Trail Right Inset: Ken Watson, Boats at Dock on Colonel By Island, Big Rideau Lake Bottom Inset: Ken Watson, Cruising the Rideau

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Rideau Heritage Route Travel Guide 2008-2009 - English

Rideau Heritage Route Travel Guide 2008-2009 - English
Table of Contents
Life by the Water
Story of a Nation
History of the Canal
History Comes Alive
Historic Plaques
Tours of the Rideau
Colours & Flavours Along the Rideau
Visual Art Experiences and Shopping
Fall Colours
Maple Syrup Experiences
Flavours of the Rideau
Celebrations and Diversions
Recurring Events
Featured Events By Season
Celebrate Canada Day
Outdoor and Recreation
Golfing Along the Rideau
Overnight Mooring
Additional Recreation
Ontario Provincial Parks
A Day in the Countryside
Heritage Walking Tours
Paddling Routes
Cycling Routes
Hiking Trails
Driving Tours
Our Rideau Communities
RHRTA Partnerships

Rideau Heritage Route Travel Guide 2008-2009 - English