Explore Canada’s UNESCO World Heritage Site With Le Boat

Luxury houseboat rental company Le Boat is inviting travelers to explore Canada on the waters by touring the Ontario coastline. The experience enables travelers to sail their own boat while exploring the Rideau Canal, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, at their own pace. Sailing from Smith Falls or Ottawa, the “Rideau Canal Cruise” allows couples and families to explore the Ontario region as they wander through picturesque towns and the cities that surround this region on custom-made, immersive itineraries.

Le Boat can also provide guests with suggested itineraries, such as the four-night “Taste of Canada Short Break,” the seven-night “Canadian City and Country Cruise” or the 10-night “Nature Lovers Long Break,” all complete with estimated cruising times and restaurant recommendations. These sailings are up to each traveler, and they can stop whenever and for as long as they would like.

Good to know: Travelers don’t need any previous boating experience or a boating license to book a Le Boat itinerary. The company shows travelers how to captain their own boat and choose where and when they want to go—just like going on a road trip—their itinerary can be flexible.

For those who love to fish, the rivers of the Rideau Waterway are teeming with largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, northern pike, lake trout, yellow perch, black crappie and walleye. Nature-lovers will relish in the nature and wildlife that surrounds this region, while those interested in adventure travel can opt for cycling along one of the roads near the Rideau. There will be plenty of shopping opportunities while strolling through the cities along the canal, where guests can scout for local products and crafts, including Canada’s famous maple syrup, butter tarts and beaver tails.

For those wishing to cruise from Le boat’s base in Ottawa, some must-visit sites along this route include Manotick, a town with an array of restaurants and shops, plus Watson’s Mill, a working museum and one of the few remaining grist mills in North America. Other stops include Merrickville, home to a local artist community with craft shops, local artistian shops and food items, Heritage Block House Museums, and many restaurants; and Perth, a 200-year-old town, known for its limestone, and an ideal spot for guests to take in a local festival, go canoeing, kayaking, cycling, hiking, golfing, trail-riding and camping, as well as visit museums, heritage inns, farmers’ markets and more. If cruising south on the canal, a few more stops guests can add to their itinerary include Westport, Newboro, Jones Falls, Seeley’s Bay and Kingston, with its rich military history and culinary scene.

Le Boat has over 50 years of experience in the industry and a fleet of 32 boats on Rideau Canal, the oldest continuously operated canal system in North America, plus an additional 950 boats stationed at over 33 departure bases across eight European countries. 

For more information, visit www.leboat.com.

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