COVID-19 news: After a very successful paddling last year things are starting
more slowly this year. The Pandemic has put many of our plans in flux as our
most serious concern is always for the safety of our paddlers. The first
casualty of the situation is that this year's Paddlefest has been postponed
until next year. Planning will continue and we hope that next year's event will
be epic. Keep an eye on the Paddlefest Facebook page for details.
The situation for both the REX program activities and the Swale Tours is still
up in the air. We were looking forward to a very busy year in REX with 23
bookings already and still hope to salvage some of them, but some may have to be
postponed or cancelled. While we are still taking bookings for REX, we are not
accepting any advanced payments and we reserve the right to cancel REX tours if
it is deemed unsafe or not socially responsible to carry them out. If you or
your company are interested in having an experience on the Rideau you can give
our REX coordinator, Stew Hamill, a call to book a date and arrange an
As you are aware, this year's "in-person" AGM was postponed due to the need for
social distancing. A "Zoom" based AGM is now scheduled for June 10. Check back
here and on our Facebook page regularly to find for more details."
Finally, don’t forget to renew your memberships. For more information visit our “Contact Us” page
The Rideau Roundtable is an incorporated, not-for-profit, association of individuals, community organizations and government agencies that focuses on the environment, the history and the cultural significance of the Rideau River, the Rideau Canal Waterway, the Cataraqui River and their respective watersheds. The focus of our programs and activities include heritage tourism, public awareness, cultural and natural landscape conservation, and stewardship, new options for Waterway governance, outdoor education, recreation and adventure.
Our main on-going project is the Rideau Experience program:
The Rideau Experience program (Or REX) uses interpreted voyageur canoe outings to explore the environmental, historical and cultural treasures of the Rideau. These tours are aimed at schools, families, and community and business groups and are a great way to see this unique National and UNESCO heritage site from a different perspective.
The mission of the Rideau Roundtable is to promote and encourage the wise management of the Rideau waterway and corridor to ensure that its unique natural, historic and recreational values are sustained and enjoyed as a legacy for future generations. The focus of our programs and activities include heritage tourism, public awareness, cultural and natural landscape conservation, and stewardship, new options for Waterway governance, outdoor education, recreation and adventure.