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On this page you will find downloadable documents. Most are in Adobe PDF (Portable Document File) format. You will require the FREE Adobe reader to view and print these files. If you don't have it, just click on the button to go and get it.

A HINT - by default, the Adobe reader will be installed as a plug-in for your browser. This means that if you click on the link, you will load and view the document while on-line. Many people prefer to simply download the document to their own computer and then view it. To do the latter, use your RIGHT MOUSE BUTTON to select the file you want and then choose "Save Target As". This will save the file to your computer and you can view it later by simply double clicking on it (Adobe reader will automatically run).

Tours and Guides

Rideau Canal Brochure and Map - this is Parks Canada's brochure for the Rideau Canal. Note, this is an oversize brochure (8.5" x 19" and 17" x 19"). Use the "fit pages to margins" option in Adobe reader to print this brochure on 8.5" x 11" paper or use the "tile" option to print it on multiple pages at full size.
PDF FileRideau Canal Brochure and Map (1.84 Mb PDF - bilingual/bilingue)

Watson's 2016 Guide to the Rideau - This 70 page guide contains several sections of www.rideau-info.com and is designed to be printed out and taken with you on your visit to the Rideau. For more information about the guide see the Watson's 2016 Guide to the Rideau page.
PDF FileWatson's 2016 Visitors Guide to the Rideau (2.5 Mb PDF)

Paddling/Boating Guides - the link below is to Watson's Paddling Guide to the Rideau Canal, a 168 page guide for the entire Rideau Canal. It is a compilation of 18 individual guides covering the entire Rideau Canal. You can also view/download any of the individual 18 day/weekend paddling guides for the canal by going to the Rideau Canal Paddling Page.
PDF FileWatson's Paddling Guide to the Rideau Canal (20 Mb PDF)

How A Lock Works Brochure - a brochure produced by Friends of the Rideau all about the workings of a Rideau Lock.
PDF FileHow A Lock Works Brochure (290K PDF)
PDF FileDépliant Comment fonctionne une écluse (Français - 810K PDF)

Depot to Dam Trail Walking Tour - a brochure produced by Friends of the Rideau that provides a guided tour from the Depot in Merrickville to the tip of the old dam built in 1830.
PDF FileDepot to Dam Trail Brochure (411K PDF)
PDF FileLe Sentier du « Depot » au Barrage (Français - 427K PDF)

Kingston Mills Lockstation Walking Tour - this is a brochure produced by Parks Canada. Note, this is an oversize brochure (8.5" x 20"). Use the "shrink oversize pages" option in Adobe reader to print this brochure on 8.5" x 11" paper.
PDF FileKingston Mills Lockstation Walking Tour (236K PDF)
PDF FileVisite à pied du poste d'éclusage de Kingston Mills (Français - 241K PDF)

Jones Falls Lockstation Walking Tour - this is a brochure produced by Parks Canada. Note, this is an oversize brochure (8.5" x 20"). Use the "shrink oversize pages" option in Adobe reader to print this brochure on 8.5" x 11" paper.
PDF FileJones Falls Lockstation Walking Tour (283K PDF)
PDF FileVisite à pied du poste d'éclusage de Jones Falls (Français - 285K PDF)

Merrickville Lockstation Walking Tour - this is a brochure produced by Parks Canada. Note, this is an oversize brochure (8.5" x 20"). Use the "shrink oversize pages" option in Adobe reader to print this brochure on 8.5" x 11" paper.
PDF FileMerrickville Lockstation Walking Tour (8.4 Mb PDF)
PDF FilePoste d'Écluses de Merrickville (Français - 8.4 Mb PDF)

Ottawa Lockstation Walking Tour - this is a brochure produced by Parks Canada. Note, this is an oversize brochure (11" x 17"). Use the "shrink oversize pages" option in Adobe reader to print this brochure on 8.5" x 11" paper.
PDF FileOttawa Lockstation Walking Tour (226K PDF)
PDF FileVisite à pied des Écluses d'Ottawa (Français - 491K PDF)

Tip to Tip Trail - Burritts Rapids - this is a brochure produced by Parks Canada. Note, this is an oversize brochure (9" x 17"). Use the "shrink oversize pages" option in Adobe reader to print this brochure on 8.5" x 11" paper.
PDF FileTip to Tip Trail (262K PDF)
PDF FileLe sentier de l'Île - (Français - 204K PDF)

Nicholsons Locks Walking Tour - a walking tour of Nicholsons Locks and Vicinity produced by the Rideau Trail Association.
PDF FileNicholsons Locks Walking Tour (1.2 Mb PDF)
PDF FileVisite des écluses de Nicholsons et des environs - (Français - 590K PDF)



Information

Boating Safely - Parks Canada pamphlet for the Rideau Canal and Trent-Severn Waterway with safety information, locking instructions, navigation info, contact information, waterway/lock statistics.
PDF FileBoating Safely (986K PDF)
PDF FilePlaisanciers: Pensez Sécurité - Français (925K PDF)

Be Rideau Loon Aware - a brochure produced by Friends of the Rideau about problems with watercraft and loon chicks. Hint: print 1st page and then re-insert in printer to print 2nd page on back of 1st page to form a brochure
PDF FileBe Rideau Loon Aware Brochure (428K PDF)
PDF FileAttention! HUARDS sur le canal RIDEAU - Français (650K PDF)

Bass Out of Season Brochure - a brochure detailing the problems with pre-season poaching of bass. Hint: print 1st page and then re-insert in printer to print 2nd page on back of 1st page to form a brochure
PDF FileBass Out of Season Brochure (196K PDF)

"No Bass Fishing" sign - Print it, laminate it, post it.
PDF File"No Bass Fishing" sign (58K PDF)

Watch Your Wake - a Parks Canada brochure about the problems, the rules and the solutions for boat wake and wash.
PDF FileWatch Your Wake brochure (480K PDF)
PDF FileAttention à votre sillage - Français (494K PDF)




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