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Get to know Boating East Magazine. We invite you to discover Eastern Ontario and upstate New York's beautiful heritage waterways. Browse our online store for waterway books and charts. Plan your next boating adventure...

Boating East Magazine 2016/17


Look for the latest edition while on your travels or read online here.

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This fall and winter we'll be working on a special 2017/18 edition of Boating East. Contact us to find out more about whatfs in store.

Time lapse from Ottawa-based videographer/photographer Robert Roaldi.


Timelapse of Ottawa Locks from Robert Roaldi on Vimeo.

Check out some great Rideau books available in our online store!


Tales of the Rideau by Ken Watson 2010 And, for your Rideau reading pleasure, we've added a few new items to our bookstore thanks to our friends at the Friends of the Rideau. Visit our store to check out the new titles by Ken Watson and Ed Bebee.








Rideau Boating, Road & Cottage Guide - print edition


Rideau Boating, Road & Cottage Guide

The Rideau Boating, Road and Cottage Guide is on shelves and available for order now. Featuring 196 pages of full-colour photos, comprehensive information, maps, canal history, service directory, feature articles and more. Visit our store today to order the Rideau guide. Order today.



Time-lapse video of Merrickville Locks

Time-lapse of the Merrickville Locks from Robert Roaldi on Vimeo.

Treasure seekers take note: Geocaching is a great way to explore.

Feature story in past edition of the Boating East magazine

If you’re looking for something exciting to add to your next Waterway vacation, Geocache along the way! Geocaching is an increasingly popular worldwide game of hiding and seeking treasure. Believe it or not, there are 1,000,000 plus active geocaches around the world. There are tens of thousands of geocaches hidden in the Boating East regions of Eastern Ontario, Western Quebec and Upstate New York. That’s a lot of treasure out there just waiting to be found! Even by boat, many Geocaches are within walking distance of lockstations, marinas and town docks. Conservation areas and parks are popular choices for caches. If you’re camping the waterways or on a day visit to a trail or park, bring your GPS, there’s treasure out there matey . . . Don’t miss out! You’ll be surprised how much you like it. Read More...