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Rideau Boating, Road & Cottage Guide

Rideau Boating, Road & Cottage GuideThis e-edition of the Rideau Boating Road and Cottage guide will be sent to you in PDF format for download on your computer or e-reading tool. Instructions and license will be sent to you by email once payment is received.


$6.95 + HST

Electronic version.



Boating, Road & Cottage Guide

Rideau Boating, Road & Cottage GuideWe are happy to introduce a brand-new format for our Boating and Road Guides. Now in full-colour, we offer 196 pages of comprehensive information, history, photos maps and more. We hope you enjoy the newest Rideau Boating, Road and Cottage Guide. We have also broadened our title to include cottagers as our information is helpful to vacationers and Rideau visitors of all types (from near and far).


$19.95 + HST (plus $10.00 Shipping)



Trent-Severn Waterway

Boating & Road Guide

Trent-Severn Waterway Boating & Road GuideThe Trent-Severn Waterway, from Trenton to Port Severn is comprised of four principal river systems in south central Ontario - the Trent, Otonabee, Talbot and Severn - and Rice Lake, the Kawartha Lakes , Lake Simcoe and Lake Couchiching. It visits a number of communities such as Trenton, Peterborough, Lindsay, Barrie and Orillia. It also passes through some archeologically significant areas such as the Petroglyphs and Serpent Mounds, numerous conservation areas and First Nation communities. It also showcases a wealth of human history and an abundance of preserved wildlife. SOLD OUT


Boating East Magazine

Boating East Magazine 2015-2016

Boating East Magazine 2016-2017 $6.95 (plus $5.00 Shipping)



RIDEAU BOOK (2010)-- Tales of the Rideau

Like all good tales books, this one starts off with a tale of treasure. However, unlike many books of tales, this book only contains (mostly) true stories. Much of the book deals with the truth behind the tales, looking at the back-story, the details that form the basis for each tale.

Tales of the Rideau

Tales of the Rideau by Ken Watson

$19.95 + GST (plus $10.00 Shipping)



RIDEAU BOOK (2007)-- The Rideau Route

The Rideau Route: Exploring the Pre-Canal Waterway reveals the secret world that lies below the waters of the Rideau Canal ? the drowned landscape of the original Rideau Route. Watson takes the reader on a 1783 canoe trip along the Rideau Route, from present day Ottawa to Kingston, revealing the rapids, waterfalls, marshes and lakes that existed prior to any European settlement along the route.

Rideau Route

The Rideau Route by Ken Watson

$19.95 + GST (plus $10.00 Shipping)



NEW RIDEAU BOOK -- The Invisible Army

This is the story of the forgotten people who made the Canal work - they stayed on through the tough times after the canal opened in 1832 and Lt. Col. By left.

Invisible Army

The Invisible Army by Ed BeBee

$19.95 + GST (plus $10.00 Shipping)



Photography books by John McQuarrie

Enjoy these beautiful books with photography by John McQuarrie.



The Rideau Then and NowThe Rideau Canal Then and Now

soft cover $25.00 + GST (plus $10.00 Shipping)

By Ron Corbett with Photography by John McQuarrie

full colour - 144 pages





Trent-Severn Waterway Then and Now Trent-Severn Waterway Then and Now soft cover $25.00 + GST (plus $10.00 Shipping)

By Elizabeth Bower with photography by John McQuarrie Full Colour - 160 pages



Ted Moores' best selling guide to canoe building is bigger and better than ever. Revised and expanded to include dozens of colour photographs and builder testimonials.This new expanded edition will ensure Canoecraft's continued place in the workshops of boat lovers and amateur builders everywhere.


Canoecraft by Ted Moores

$24.95 + GST (plus $10.00 Shipping)



PORTS Cruising Guides

Spiral bound, full colour, cruising guides choc full of aerial photos, cruising coupons and boating info.


PORTS Lake Ontario & The Thousand IslandsLake Ontario & the Thousand Islands (2016) $42.95 + HST (plus $10.00 Shipping)








PORTS The Trent-Severn and Lake SimcoeTrent-Severn and Lake Simcoe (2016) $37.95 + HST (plus $10.00 Shipping)









PORTS Rideau Canal & The Ottawa RiverRideau Canal (2007) - SOLD OUT









PORTS Georgian Bay The North Channel & Lake HuronGeorgian Bay, The North Channel & Lake Huron (2011) $42.95 + HST (plus $10.00 Shipping)


Nautical Charts & Publications

(Fisheries & Oceans Canada)

Charts sold through this site are the most recent edition available.
Corrected charts are corrected to the date indicated by the green stamp found at the bottom left hand corner of each chart.


Trent-Severn Waterway

2021 Murray Canal to Healey Falls $28.00 (plus $7.50 Shipping)


2022 Healey Falls Locks to Peterborough $23.00 (plus $7.50 Shipping)


2023 Peterborough to Buckhorn $23.00 (plus $7.50 Shipping)


2024 Buckhorn to Bobcaygeon $33.00 (plus $7.50 Shipping)


2025 Bobcaygeon to Lake Simcoe $23.00 (plus $7.50 Shipping)


2026 Lake Scugog and Scugog River $18.00 (plus $7.50 Shipping)


2028 Lake Simcoe & Couchiching including the Holland River $23.00 (plus $7.50 Shipping)


2029 Couchiching Lock to Port Severn $18.00 (plus $7.50 Shipping)



Rideau Canal

1512 Ottawa to Smiths Falls $23.00 (plus $7.50 Shipping)


1513 Smiths Falls to Kingston $33.00 (plus $7.50 Shipping)


Lake Ontario

2006 Upper Gap to Telegraph Narrows $20.00 (plus $7.50 Shipping)


2007 Belleville to Telegraph Narrows $20.00 (plus $7.50 Shipping)



2018 Lower Gap to Adolphus Reach-Prinyer Cove $20.00 (plus $7.50 Shipping)


2058 Cobourg to Oshawa $20.00 (plus $7.50 Shipping)


2059 Scotch Bonnet Island to Cobourg $20.00 (plus $7.50 Shipping)


2060 Main Duck Island to Scotch Bonnet Island $20.00 (plus $7.50 Shipping)


2064 Kingston to False Duck Islands $20.00 (plus $7.50 Shipping)


2069 Picton to Presqu’ile Bay (-Trenton-Telegraph Narrows) $20.00 (plus $7.50 Shipping)


2086 Toronto to Hamilton $12.00 (plus $7.50 Shipping)


Ottawa River

1510 Lac des deux Montagnes $18.00 (plus $7.50 Shipping)


1514 Carillon a Papineauville $18.00 (plus $7.50 Shipping)


1515 Papineauville to Ottawa $18.00 (plus $7.50 Shipping)


1550 Britannia Bay to Chats Falls $18.00 (plus $7.50 Shipping)


1551 Chats Falls to Chenaux $12.00 (plus $7.50 Shipping)


1552 Portage du Fort to Ile Marcotte $23.00 (plus $7.50 Shipping)


1553 Ile Marcotte to Rapides des Joachims $23.00 (plus $7.50 Shipping)


1554 Rapides des Joachims to Lac la Cave $23.00 (plus $7.50 Shipping)


1555 Lac La Cave $12.00 (plus $7.50 Shipping)


1556 Lac Temiskaming $23.00 (plus $7.50 Shipping)


St. Lawrence River

1431 Canal de Beauharnois $20.00 (plus $7.50 Shipping)


1432 Lake St. Francis $20.00 (plus $7.50 Shipping)


1433 Ile St. Regis to Croil Islands – Cornwall $20.00 (plus $7.50 Shipping)


1434 Croil Islands to Cardinal $20.00 (plus $7.50 Shipping)


1435 Cardinal to Whaleback Shoal - Prescott/Ogdensburg - Brockville Narrows $20.00 (plus $7.50 Shipping)


1436 Whaleback Shoal to Summerland Group $20.00 (plus $7.50 Shipping)


1437 Summerland Group to Grindstone Island $20.00 (plus $7.50 Shipping)


1438 Grindstone Island to Carleton Island $20.00 (plus $7.50 Shipping)


1439 Carleton Island to Charity Shoal $20.00 (plus $7.50 Shipping)




S-57 v3.1 Electronic Navigation Charts

Great Lakes – Erie and Ontario $599.95*


St. Lawrence River $599.95*


Individual ENC’s $25.00 (plus $7.50 Shipping)*


*Price includes free updates for one year from time of purchase


Federal Publications

Chart 1 Symbols Abbreviations & Terms $6.00 (plus $10.00 Shipping)


Sailing Directions St. Lawrence River-Montreal to Kingston 1996 $14.95 (plus $10.00 Shipping)


Sailing Directions Lake Ontario 1996 $14.95 (plus $10.00 Shipping)


Rideau Canal and Ottawa River 2003 $19.95 (plus $10.00 shipping)



For charts published after 1996 corrections can be obtained from www.notmar.gc.ca.


If you have any questions call 1-800-324-6052 or email us for chart assistance.

Christmas in Westport-on-the-Rideau

Music CD

Westport Christmas_CDThere are certain places in the world that are Christmas places. Westport-on-the-Rideau is one of these places. Snowy rooftops, trees alight on Foley Mountain, busy shoppers bustling by with happy smiles and warm greetings and the sound of music drifting with the wood smoke from home fires as church bells chime.

In the centre of town, the welcoming Cove Country Inn stands open and ready to help relax and rest weary visitors. The Cowan family, who run the Cove Inn, is a musical family. In mid October of this year they gathered at Summit Sound Studios along with an array of talented local musicians and singers to record ‘Christmas in Westport’, Volume Two. Volume One was a great success over 12 years ago. This effort will raise money for the Westport Arts Council who stage annual music and cultural events like MUSICwestport, a summer musical event that sees the Christmas Village become a lively summer musical with cottagers and shoppers visiting each musical stage around Westport.

From the cool jazzy sound of Spencer Evans and the Cowan brothers, Seamus and Jeff, to the clear mellow tones of Terry Cowan’s White Christmas, and the happy sound of the Saint Edward School Children’s choir welcoming Santa - the CD puts anyone in the Christmas spirit!



Taxes & shipping included.