RENTAL RATES - KAYAKS
Rates include paddles, safety kit(s), and PFDS. Please note that we do not supply PFDs for children - we ask parents to supply correctly-sized PFDS for their kids.
or light tandem
|Half day or less||$17||$20||$27|
We have a Northstar tandem by Wilderness Systems. Rates are 10% above the charges for the Swell and Rogue. Day-trip tandems (new this year) are priced at the same rate as a 14-foot canoe.
RENTAL RATES - CANOES
If you are renting from Merrickville, you do not have to cartop! We'll meet you at the store, where you'll fill in the waiver form and pay for your rental(s), then we put your boat(s) in, either above or below the Merrickville locks - no charge for this. At the end of your rental, call us on your cell phone and we'll pick up the boat(s).
We have 40, 50, and 60 liter barrels available at $10 per rental, regardless of duration. We also have drybags which we can loan without charge. Canoe wheels rent for $10 per trip.
There is no charge for Merrickville points.
Picking up or dropping off fees apply as follows, per pickup or dropoff, not per boat.
Edmonds and Burrits Rapids: $10
Smiths Falls and Rideau River Provincial park: $20
All Ottawa locations: $40
Safety & Comfort
Wear your PFD!
Our boats are safe when used properly, but will tip if you're careless. We advise you not to go out in high wind, and to use your intuition, be cautious, and paddle with a buddy. We advise you not to rent our boats if you are not a competent swimmer.
Lock your cell phone and valuables in your car, and use a water-tight camera case. We do supply dry-bags on request. Bring your own PFD and/or paddle if you feel more comfortable with them. Bring sunscreen, a hat, water and snacks. Whatever you forget is sold in Merrickville.
Don't be afraid to cancel and reschedule if the weather is not suitable - we want happy outcomes, and cancellations are always part of this business.
Art for everyone - Framed with care
Voyageur Canoe Tours of The Rideau
Guided Tours: 34-foot replica voyageur canoes with guides in voyageur costume!!!
Village info from the Chamber of Commerce
Fine dining in Merrickville! Be sure to check out Harry MacLean's pub.