june, 2019

1junAll DayRideau PaddlefestTownship:Smiths FallsEvent Type:Community Events


Event Details

  • Voyageur Canoe Racing 200m  9-12 noon   and 500 m    1-3 pm.**
  • Free Family Racing noon to 1 pm.
  • Free Voyageur Canoe tours with Parks Canada Interpreters
  • Other on Water activities, e.g. SUP and kayak demo

On land activities include:

Canadian Museum of Nature – on site mini workshop lead by professional scientists

  • Canadian Canoe Museum – activities and display
  • Rideau Roundtable – amphibian display and activities
  • Friends of the Rideau,  display and activities.
  • Ottawa River Keeper,  Triclosan Awareness Champion,  Children’s activities and WaterStation
  • The Paddling Puppeteer and Activities presented by Camp Kawartha – musical puppet show about the cultural and natural history of Ontario’s waterways, and a message about how we can all be water stewards. There is also a host of interactive displays and activities on the above themes.     See visit www.paddlingpuppeteers.com and click on “Honest Frankies Shoreline Review.”
  • Master Canoe Builder, Chuck Commanda, will be bringing a full size birchbark canoe for display/demonstration at Paddlefest. He will also lead a workshop for adults and youth (10 and up) to learn how to make miniature birchbark canoes,sewn from birchbark. Workshop participants first-come first served, up to 20 can be accommodated, approximately 1.5-2 hours to create your own miniature birchbark canoe. 
  • The Algonquins of Pikwakanagan will be providing cultural displays and activities.


For further information, please visit: www.smithsfalls.ca




All Day (Saturday)


Lower Reach Park, Smiths Falls, ON

Old Slys Road, Smiths Falls, ON