Canoe and Kayak Rentals

This service is not available any more. Look into our recreational programs instead!
The Rideau Canoe Club is participating in the City of Ottawa's Canoe and Kayak Rental Service at Mooney's Bay Beach pilot project. Visitors to Mooney's Bay Park will be able to enjoy the Rideau River on Mooney's Bay on a canoe or a kayak. Come paddle with us!

The Rideau River, between Black Rapids and Mooney's Bay has many things to discover. You can learn about it and more reading Max Finkelstein's Blog.

Where To Find Us

Look for the purple tent at the south end of the beach!


The service will run from Saturday May 19 to Monday September 3, 2018. The rentals will be available with the following schedule:

Day  From To
Saturday12 pm6 pm
Sunday12 pm6 pm
Holiday Monday12 pm6 pm

Holiday Mondays are May 21, July 2, August 6 and September 3


The equipment the will be available is:

  •  Trailhead Canoes Prospector 16 Fiberglass. 
  •  Accommodates either 2 adults and 2 small children, or 3 adults.

  • Wilderness Tsunami 140
  • Accommodates 1 adult

Pricing and Payment Options

 PricingPayment Options
  •  Canoe Rental: 
    • Up to 1 Hour – $25 
    • Up to 2 Hours – $33
    • Up to 3 Hours - $44
    • Up to 4 hours or more - $53
  • Kayak Rental:
    • Up to 1 Hour – $20 
    • Up to 2 Hours – $28
    • Up to 3 Hours - $37
    • Up to 4 hours or more - $45
  • We accept all major credit cards
    • VISA
    • Master Card
  • We accept Interact
  • Prices include all taxes

Rental Requirements

  • Previous paddling experience required. No Experience? Try our intro to kayak or canoe courses.
  • All renters will be assessed for paddling abilities. Renters will need to demonstrate boat stability and control (i.e. going in a straight line & stopping)
  • All renters are required to sign the waiver: Rental Warranty & Consent 
  • Renters must be 18 years of age or older to sign Waiver (prepare to show I.D.)
  • Participants aged 15-17 require and adult with them on the water at all times.
  • Major credit card for damage deposit (your card will not be charged unless boat and equipment are damaged or not returned)

Rules While Paddling

  • LIFE JACKETS – must be worn at ALL TIMES on water
  • ALCOHOL or DRUGS – no rentals are permitted while under the influence or suspected use of.
  • THUNDER/LIGHTNING? – get back to the beach and off the water immediately & find shelter indoors.
  • IF CAPSIZED – STAY WITH YOUR BOAT! - Signal for assistance (wave hands/paddle & blow whistle)
  • BIGGER BOATS – give them the RIGHT OF WAY. Be aware at all times & in all directions
  • ADULT – A person over 18 years must be in the group that rents at all times.