History the lake

Town crier
Town crier
Old stone mill national historical site Delta ON
Newboro lock 18th century
Newborough lock 18th century
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Upper Rideau Lake; from the North side of the Isthmus, 1830
Thomas Burrowes fonds
Reference Code: C 1-0-0-0-34
Archives of Ontario, I0002153

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Rideau King steamboat

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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.

Walking tour 1.:http://www.frontenacarchbiosphere.ca/explore/fab-trails/hike/heritage-walking-tours/westport-heritage-walking-tour


Newboro Heritage Tour

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.   http://www.twprideaulakes.on.ca/newborotour/tour-newboro-web.pdf

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Perth Heritage walking tour

Established in 1816, the era when Upper and Lower Canada were
British colonies, Perth was one of three strategic defensive outposts
created along the Rideau Corridor after the War of 1812. Named
after a town and river in Scotland, this small frontier centre, located
in a large wilderness tract, became the social, judicial and
administrative hub for the Scottish and Irish who settled here.


Rideau heritage route

Rideau heritage route

Let our Travel Guide lead you on an adventure along the Rideau Heritage Route. Wind your way through charming communities, historic sites and spectacular recreation areas from Kingston to Ottawa.


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