We have a kiosk at The Depot, in conjunction with Friends of The Rideau. A part of your rental here goes to Friends, for their programs. We rent right from Blockhouse Park, with lots of free parking, close to restaurants and the locks, and right downtown.
The Depot’s open Wednesday through Sunday, 10 to 5. Last rental goes out at 4:00, and all boats must be in by 5:00. We have a great range of boats available, from singles to tandems, and two sizes of canoes. You don’t have to reserve ahead, but it will help to have your boat ready when you arrive. Call us at 294-1154 or 794-3566 to book ahead.
We can handle large groups, with 50 boats in stock. If you would like to bring a group, call ahead to ensure the best service. (The boats are trailered in daily).
The Rideau above Merrickville is a really good area for paddling, with lots of quiet areas and wildlife. You’ll enjoy it!