Have you ever wanted to spend Canada Day in Ottawa?  Well, now is your chance!  This four-day row, in coxed touring quads, will travel up the north section of the Rideau Canal ending in the nation’s capital on July 1 – just in time to enjoy Canada’s 150th birthday celebration.

The tour begins in Smiths Falls on June 28, then winds its way along a 92 km, 18-lock section of the Rideau Canal.  You will enjoy the canal’s remarkable landscape defined by historic buildings and a varied wildlife population.

Accommodation for the nights of June 27 and 28 is at the Best Western, Smiths Falls, and at Carleton University, Ottawa for June 29, 30 and July 1.  The university is located on the Rideau Canal, just outside the heart of the city.

So … come and row the final section of UNESCO’s World Heritage Rideau Canal – and experience this unique opportunity to celebrate Canada’s Birthday.



Joan Robertson   joanrobertson77@gmail.com                      Liane Bell   lianebell@bell.net


How to Register

1. To guarantee your seat, please send a deposit by April 15, 2017 to the Treasurer of OAR using the Deposit and Reservation Form.

2. Click here for the Rideau Canal North Registration Form.