|Watson's Day/Weekend Paddling Guides
for the entire Rideau Canal
Each of these guides contains a 1:50,000 scale map (when printed at 8.5" x 11"). Adjacent maps overlap and so can be used for longer route paddling. The listing is sorted in geographic order, south to north.
Each listing also contains a link to a PDF file of the guide that can be downloaded and taken with you on your trip.
Note: Watson's Paddling Guide to the Rideau Canal (above) includes these 18 day/weekend guides.
|Full Route Guides
Three full route guides provides information about travelling the entire length of the Rideau.
- Watson's Paddling Guide to the Rideau Canal. The most comprehensive guide to paddling the Rideau Canal - see top of page.
- Touring the Rideau - Paddling Routes (PDF file) - A paddler's guide to the Rideau Canal put together by the Rideau Heritage Route Tourism Association in 2009.
- Paddling the Rideau Canal - A guide to canoeing/kayaking the Rideau, written by Don MacKay, a canalman with Parks Canada. Includes lots of great hints about paddling the Rideau as well as two travel guides.
Don MacKay of Parks Canada has created some interesting guides to various sections of the Rideau.