Around the Lake

annual general meetingSurvey results

We received 165 responses to our survey last year. 54%  were in favour of stocking the lake with walleye and we have given this information the the Ministry of Natural Resources. It is just one of the factors that will inform their decision. A Fishing derby was the most requested event with 35 people interested. The most frequent suggestion for the URLA was to address the issue of cut weeds being left to float out on the lake. 80% of respondents follow us on Facebook. Here is how to connect with us on social media

Q2 In which of the following events would you likely participate?
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q2 in which of the following events would you likely participate.

Thanks to all of you who offered to participate in activities around our lake. There will be opportunities to to meet with other residents who share your interests this summer.



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Hazardous waste The Orange Drop program provides Ontario residents with a free, safe and easy way to dispose of household products that require special handling. Fully funded by industry, this network of convenient drop-off sites accepts five materials. Orange drop logoThe objective of the Orange Drop Program is to recover and recycle, or safely dispose of, these materials to ensure they don’t end up in landfills, or poured down sewers and drains.

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Burn permitBurn permits are required for fires in The Township of Rideau Lakes which includes Upper Rideau Lake.

Order burn permit on line HERE

Do I need a Burn Permit?

If your Open-Air Burn will be larger than a 1m X 1m X 1m (3ft) “Campfire” or “Cooking Fire”, you require a Burn Permit. If you use a “Burn Barrel” or “Incinerator”, you require a Burn Permit.

Who can obtain a burn permit?

Only the OWNER of a property in Rideau Lakes may obtain a Conditional Permit for Open-Air Burning. Tenants must have written approval from the owner.

How can I obtain a burn permit?

Register Online using this website. For assistance with Online Registration, please call 1-800-928-2250 or visit the Township of Rideau Lakes Municipal Office at 1439 County Road 8, Delta (in Chantry).

How much notice do I need to give?

When you call, your activation is valid immediately.

What is Fire Season?

“Fire Season” is from April 1 to October 31 each year. “During “Fire Season”, no person shall conduct Open-Air Burning between the time of 08:00 hours until 18:00 hours each day.”

How much does a burn permit cost?

$10. The Conditional Permit for Open-Air Burning is valid until December 31 of the year in which it is purchased. Pay online with a Credit Card or PayPal. To pay with Debit or Cash, choose the Pay Later option and visit the Township Office – 1439 County Road 8.




Thanks to Chris Grainger who has set up a weather station on  Upper Rideau Lake. His weather station is situated on his property just below the 7th fairway of RLGCC. The station has been collecting weather data since October of 2015. So, if someone wants to know what it is like at the lake…. at any time, head to


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The Rideau Canal Waterway is a popular vacation spot for boating, cruising, recreation, fishing, tourism, Canadian heritage appreciation, and enjoying the outdoors. The locks that connect the beautiful lakes and rivers that make up the Rideau Canal were first opened in 1832. It was designated a National Historic Site of Canada in 1925. In 2000, the Rideau Waterway was designated a Canadian Heritage River, recognizing its outstanding natural, cultural, and recreational values. This designation also celebrates the role of the Rideau Waterway in Canada’s history, not the least of which was the founding of our nation’s capital, Ottawa. In 2007 it was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, recognizing the canal as a masterpiece of human creative genius. MORE

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Amble through our heritage villages, “Walking Tour” in hand. Take a sunny Sunday afternoon drive along our highways and by-ways with our “Driving Tour” in navigator’s hand. Or take your bikes off the rack and enjoy a day, even several days exploring our scenic country lanes




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The Rideau Canal is a visitor’s paradise with its many historic lockstations and 202 kilometres (125 mile) of scenic waterway. The Rideau Canal; a National Historic Site of Canada, a Canadian Heritage River and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, consists of a series of beautiful lakes and rivers connected by canals. It stretches from Kingston, at the foot of Lake Ontario, to Ottawa, Canada’s capital. Maintained by Canada’s Parks service it is arguably the most scenic and historic waterway in North America. Whether you visit by boat, car, bicycle or on foot, the Rideau has something for you.    Facebook logo    Two minute airial tour.



Discover Westport

Steeped in heritage, nestled in the heart of the Rideau, Westport is a welcoming small village that’s big on community. Read more about our village. Discover all that Westport has to offer from restaurants and shopping to arts and sports. Be sure to check out local events from the popular free outdoor MUSICwestport festival to our Holiday Teas.


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is published in Westport, a village of 700 people on the western shore of Upper Rideau Lake, the height of the Rideau Canal.


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 Westport heritage tours

In Westport Village visitors will find a wide range of things to see and do. Including walking the historic streets of Westport to discover shops offering everything from antiques and original artwork to unique fashions and jewelry. Take a step back in time with a visit to the captivating Rideau District Museum, or discover the natural beauty of Foley Mountain Conservation Area where you can find a breathtaking view of the entire Village from atop Spy rock.


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Newboro, a small community located on County Road 42, is a popular destination spot for anglers wishing to land one of the big Largemouth Bass that populate Newboro Lake. It is also a popular stop for boaters since Newboro is located adjacent to the Newboro lockstation of the Rideau Canal. It’s a good spot to restock supplies or have a quiet lunch or dinner at one of the local restaurants or Inns.

Newboro viage mapHeritage tour of Newboro

Newboro hosts one of the four blockhouses built by Colonel John By to protect the Rideau. Whether you come by boat or by car, the lockstation is a nice place to stop, get out, and stretch your legs. Also, check out the Newboro Loon, located in “downtown” Newboro.


Foley mountain signFoley Mountain

High atop a granite ridge overlooking the historic Upper Rideau waterway and Village of Westport is Foley Mountain. Foley is famous for its dynamic, hands-on, education programs for school children and youth groups. Enjoy the scenic lookout, hiking trails and picnic areas.


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Spy rock

Experience a cliff-face countryside view where billion year-old granite just beyond your toes fell away when a meteor slammed to Earth. The chain of Rideau Lakes forms the northern edge of the Frontenac Arch Biosphere. Just outside the village of Westport, on the north and west end of Upper Rideau Lake, is the Foley Mountain Conservation Area.  Here you will find one of the premier viewpoints and vistas of this celebrated region’s Spy Rock.


Perth downtown

Perth and the Tay were named after the town and river in Scotland because the landscape reminded the early settlers of their homeland. It became the regional hub for both our Scottish and Irish homesteaders. As the county town, it continues to be the administrative, social and judicial centre of the area.

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Le Boat

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Get a new perspective on the Rideau Canal from the comfort of your very own Le Boat cruiser. No previous experience necessary!

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Our Canadian boating vacations are the perfect way to discover the beauty of the Rideau Canal. One of the greatest engineering feats of the 19th century, the Rideau Canal is the oldest continuously-operated canal system in North America. Traveling this attractive waterway, you’ll be able to unwind and take in the spectacular nature, picturesque towns and lively cities of this UNESCO World Heritage Site.


Rideau Area Lake Associations

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Located on the Big and Lower Rideau Lakes in Eastern Ontario, the BRLA is a non-profit organization with roots back to 1911. The Association is committed to long-term environmental protection and service to all who use our lake and share its resources. The BRLA supports programs in the areas of environment, recreation, government affairs and lake safety, and is managed by a volunteer Board of Directors, assisted by seasonal staff.

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Newboro and Loon Lake Cottage Association


bbFull list of Rideau region lake associations

bbBirch Island Association (Sand Lake)
bbCharleston Lake Association
bbChristie Lake Association
bbEagle Lake Propery Owners’ Association
bbFarren Lake Property Owners’ Association
bbFriends of the Tay Watershed Association
bbGananoque River Waterways Association
bbThe Greater Bobs & Crow Lakes Association
bbLoughborough Lake Association
bbLower Beverley Lake Association (LBLA)
bbOtter Lake Landowners Association
bbSand Lake Estates
bbSunset Shores Peninsula Association (Bobs Lake)
bbWolfe Lake (Westport) Association



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