Romance on the Rideau

Ideas for Romantic Activities Along the Rideau Canal

Quiet nights in nature listening to the loons sing on the lake makes the Rideau Canal in Ontario, Canada one of the most romantic destinations to reconnect. A Le Boat luxury houseboat holiday is perfect for couples and our Canadian destination offers an opportunity to spend time together making lifelong memories. We have a few suggestions for romantic experiences you can find on the Rideau waterway. 


Romance on the Rideau

Take in the views from Foley Mountain's Spy Rock

Foley Mountain Conservation Area, in the wonderful village of Westport, offers you the opportunity to stretch your legs and take a stroll through the forest together. Make sure you visit Spy Rock for an exceptional view of the harbour and the village. You'll be able to spot your boat!


Spy Rock and the winery in Westport are romantic spots to spend some time together


Go Wine Tasting at Scheuermann's Vineyard

After you've worked up an appetite walking the mountain trails, head to Scheuermann's Vineyard & Winery to taste the local wines and woodfired pizza! The ambiance is cheerful and the setting outside overlooking the fields of grapevines is very romantic.  

Book ahead tomake a reservation for a romantic table for two overlooking the rolling hills.  Add a bottle to go and enjoy later on the top deck of your boat under the stars. 

Scheuermann Vineyard & Winery

82 Bedford St, Westport, ON K0G 1X0

Phone: (613) 449-6548



Charcuterie for Two on the Top Deck

The Horizon 1 is perfect for a romantic getaway. Designed exclusively for Le Boat with couples in mind, this boat offers high end features and luxury for that special time together. The top deck is perfect for watching the sun set while sharing a charcuterie for two. We recommend visiting the Perth Cheese Shop for fine cheese, cured sausages and delicious treats.

Charcuterie on the top deck

Overnight on a Caboose

Smiths Falls not only hosts the Le Boat Canadian base, but is also home to the historical Railway Museum of Eastern Ontario
Why not come a day early so you can spend your first night overnighting on a caboose? 

Step back to the early railroading days and book an overnight stay in an authentic caboose beside the picturesque 1912 Canadian Northern Railway station. Curl up, settle back, and relax in the quiet glow of the lantern.


Spend the night on a caboose at the Railway Museum of Eastern Ontario in Smiths Falls

Cruise into Downtown Ottawa

Few people get to experience cruising through the heart of Canada's capital city, let alone overnighting on a private luxury cruiser just steps away from Parliament Hill. Step off the boat for fine dining and nightlife. If you're timing is right, you can catch the fireworks displays from the Casino Lac Leamy. What could be more romantic?


Cruise your luxury houseboat rental into downtown Ottawa

Whichever route you choose, you will find you'll find romantic opportunities on the Rideau - sharing an icecream at the Opinicon icecream shop, a late night swim under a sky full of stars, or visiting the artist galleries or watching the glassblowing demonstrations in the beautiful village of Merrickville, a romantic cruise on your own luxury houseboat rental on the Rideau will not disappoint.