Available as a downloadable Adobe PDF file, this 75 page document contains several sections of Ken Watson's www.rideau-info.com website. It is designed to be printed out and taken with you on your visit to the Rideau. It contains information for both the boater and road traveller. See below for what is (and isn't) in the guide.
To view and/or print this file you will need the free Adobe PDF file viewer. To save this file directly to your computer (without viewing it over the Internet first) simply click your right mouse button while on the link to the PDF file and choose the "save target as" or "save link as" option. Once on your computer you can view or print this file at will (remember to make a note of where on your computer you saved the file - the filename is "watson-guide.pdf").
Accommodation listings: detailed listings of all the inns, hotels, B&Bs, campgrounds, lodges, etc. in the Rideau Corridor. These are kept as updated as possible on the website, so it is best to print off the current version of the page(s) you are interested in.
Coming Events: these are posted to the website as they become available so it is best to use the website for current information.
Fishing Information: detailed information about the season and fish species (it’s all on the website). Don't forget to check out the fishing section on this website as well.
Maps: only the general map of the Rideau and community locations has been included – other maps on the website include road maps, community maps, landsat views of the Rideau and even a geology map of part of the Rideau. It is assumed that a visitor to the Rideau will have their own printed maps (i.e. a navigation chart, road map, etc.).
Boat Rental information: the website contains links to the various firm’s own websites for detailed information
Driving Tour Information: several driving tours, catering to specific interests, are available on the website
Detailed History: although a general history of the building of the Rideau Canal and histories of each community has been included, the website includes much more detailed information on the history of each lock as well as general history of the region.
Canoeing/Kayak Information: the website contains some detailed information for the paddler, including trip suggestions.
Photos: in order to keep the file size down (it is already too big without photos) the information has not been photo enhanced. There are over 200 large size photos in the website’s photo gallery as well as dozens of other photos scattered throughout the website.
Whole Bunch of Other Stuff: the website also contains a large assortment of “other” items; quizzes and puzzles; behind the scenes info about the canal; weather forecast links; articles about Rideau trips; links to dozens of Rideau related websites; polls and surveys; boating rules; lake association information; local cottaging information; and more ….
Once you've browsed (and bookmarked) this website, please take a moment to view Ken's www.rideau-info.com website.
Friends of the Rideau
P.O. Box 1232, Stn. Main
Smiths Falls, Ontario, Canada, K7A 5C7