Row Your Boat

Paddling The Rideau

Paddling The Rideau

The Rideau Canal is a paddler's paradise with its many historic lockstations and 202 kilometres (125 mile) of scenic waterway. An easy 14 kilometre section of the canal exists from the Catchall to Baxter Conservation Area, as well as a 5.4 kilometre section of the Kemptville Creek which will take you into the town of Kemptville. This section of the Rideau River is part of The Long Reach, a section of the Rideau Canal uninterrupted by locks. You can start your journey at one of the numerous boat launches.

For more information about paddling this section of the Rideau River, visit Paddling the Rideau Canal.

Drifters Outdoors Canoe & Kayak Rentals

Drifters Outdoors Canoe & Kayak Rentals

Drifters Outdoors is located right in Kemptville and offer everything you need to explore our scenic surroundings. They rent canoes, kayaks and SUPs by the hour, half-day or longer by request. All necessary equipment is included and provided. Drifters Outdoors also offer lessons and paddle fitness classes and canoe camps in the summer.

Pirate Cove Marina

Pirate Cove Marina

Pirate Cove Marina is a full service, family friendly facility. Clean, safe, secure, and completely sheltered from waves and wakes, the slips at Pirate Cove Marina all come with a place to a picnic table or barbeque. Our heated inground pool and childrens' play structure further enhance the summer fun that boating can offer. Transients are always welcome. Pirate Cove Marina has 83 permanent, serviced docks, 12 floating docks and 5 transient slips.

Fishing on the Rideau

Fishing on the Rideau

North Grenville is a fisherman's delight, in any season. Although reknown for its bass fishing, the Rideau will also provide fishing enjoyment for those going after other species including Lake Trout, Black Crappie, Northern Pike, Muskellunge, and Walleye.

Boat Launches

Boat Launches

North Grenville provides numerous locations to launch your canoe, kayak or SUP as well as a couple of launches for larger boats.

  • Anniversary Park
    Dock, kayaks, canoes, SUPs
  • Burrritts Rapids
    Kayaks, canoes, SUPs
  • Curry Park
    Dock, larger boats, kayaks, canoes, SUPs
  • Gideon Adams Park
    Kayaks, canoes, SUPs
  • Muldoon Road Boat Launch
    Larger boats, kayaks, canoes, SUPs
  • Rotary Park
    Dock, kayaks, canoes, SUPs

Visitor Information

  • 613-258-9569 ext. 162

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    Municipality of North Grenville

    285 County Road #44, PO Box 130
    Kemptville, ON
    K0G 1J0


Visitor Guide 2020

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