May 27 – 28, 2023

Registration deadline May 1st

Kick off the 2023-touring season with a two-day outing on the beautiful Rideau Lakes. Participants should have at least one season’s rowing experience including quad rowing.
Simmons Cottages, between Lake Opinicon and Newboro Lake, will be our launching point. We’ll wind our way through lakes and marshes always on the lookout for wildlife: birds, fish and …. to be discovered!
Overnight accommodation has been arranged by ONEC at Simmons Cottages, located at Chaffey’s Lock.  All cottages are equipped with full kitchens.  To keep things simple, we ask that you provide your own breakfasts and lunches.
On Saturday night, your hosts will provide a buffet dinner at the cottages.


Please join us for this early season tour!




Friday, May 26
      Arrive at Simmons Cottages, available check in time to be confirmed
Saturday, May 27
       9:00 am – Rig boats
      10:30 am – launch and row north towards Newboro Lockstation
                            where we will stop for lunch.
Sunday, May 28
         9:00 am – meet and launch; pass through the historic locks and row
                            through Opinicon Lake, pausing at Davis Lockstation
          2:00 pm – return to Simmons Cottages and de-rig boats
(routes both days subject to change due to weather and other conditions)

Tour fee: $230.00   subject to change depending on number of participants.

 Includes: seat charges, 1 buffet dinner, snacks and water for the boats, mileage for trailer shuttle, and two nights’ accommodation

Complete your Registration Form and email it to  E-transfers can be made to OR send a cheque payable to ONEC Touring Committee to Joan Robertson, 406 – 211 Second Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario, K1S 2H8.


Please direct any questions to
A group reservation will be made for Friday night dinner at the nearby Opinicon Resort.
Please indicate on the reservation form if you wish to participate.  Participants are responsible for this meal cost.
What to bring:  Rowing apparel, swimsuit, reusable water bottle(s), hat, sunscreen, bug spray, rain gear.  Food for breakfasts and lunches (Saturday and Sunday); BYOB.

How to Register

Complete the Registration Form here