Where to Rent Canoes, Kayaks, and Paddle Boards Around Ottawa

Whether you’re a local looking to try a new experience or a tourist after a scenic water activity – we have made some top choices you’re sure to love!

Check out these amazing canoe, kayak, and paddle board rentals in Ottawa. Whatever format you’re looking for you’re sure to find it at one of these great locations.

Not quite ready to paddle your own boat? No problem, at the bottom of this page are some of our top river boat and canal cruise options.

Don’t forget your sun block, and stay cool and hydrated to prevent against melasma hyperpigmentation.

Rideau Canoe Club

6.14 Kilometres from Parliament Hill

Ideal for locals; offers individual or family annual memberships. Includes insurance and access to various programs. 

Ottawa SUP

6.14 Kilometres from Parliament Hill

Enjoy waterfront paddle board rentals and lessons on the Rideau River. Only a 20 second walk to the river.

When enjoying canoeing, kayaking, or any other personal water sport in Ottawa make sure you check local weather forecasts before you go. Before you set off on any boating voyage, ensure you have all the necessary and legal safety equipment aboard, such as lifejackets, PFDs, heaving lines, bailers, fire extinguishers, flares, and emergency and first aid kits. Also you will want to familiarize yourself with the Canadian Buoyage System, internationally used navigation aids. 

Alternative to Canoe, Kayak and Paddle boat Rentals in Ottawa

Ottawa Boat Cruise (Paul's Boat Line | Rideau Canal )

0.5 Kilometres from Parliament Hill

Enjoy a scenic cruise on either the Ottawa River or the Rideau Canal. Learn about Ottawa’s history through a guided tour where you’ll hear details about some of Ottawa’s most beautiful buildings and features along the waterfront.

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