Leisure & Shopping

If you are looking for a memorable shopping experience look no further than retail therapy along the Rideau Canal. The historic waterway is the stunning backdrop to shops that cater to every whim – think antiques, beautiful artist studios, clever high-end culinary stores, one-of-a-kind home decor, book nooks, and even a remarkable shop where it is perpetually Christmas.

Trendy boutiques in places like Westport mix effortlessly with historic artsy downtowns like Merrickville to make the Rideau host authentic shops all with a trademark welcoming vibe.

Explore shops and restaurants in Newboro, then walk down to the locks and see them in action. Grab an ice cream and stroll Seeley’s Bay while reading interpretive historical signs, visit the blockhouse in Merrickville and relish the village that embraces its history every day – there is much to discover along the banks of the canal.

Enjoy a relaxing afternoon strolling through shopping districts and farmers’ markets or catch an engaging performance at a local theatre. Discover why the Rideau Canal is synonymous with leisure and relaxation.

Get Back to Nature

Bird Watching

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Gardens

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Cycling, Hiking & Trails

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Motorcycling

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