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Rideau Paddlefest 2024

Family fun beside and on the Rideau River in Smiths Falls

Rideau Paddlefest 2024
Rideau Paddlefest 2024

Time & Location

Jun 15, 2024, 9:00 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Lower Reach Park, Smiths Falls, Old Slys Rd, Smiths Falls, ON K7A 3S2, Canada

About the Event

Voyageur Canoe Racing - Other On Water Activities - Moonshadow Paddling - On Land Activities - Photo Contest

**Shuttle Bus between Victoria Park Downtown and Voyageur Canoe Tour docks at Lower Reach Park**


Race information

ARE YOU INTENDING TO BE A RACER AT THE 2024 PADDLEFEST? Here are some more details you need to know in order to enter a team or to be part of a crew:

The Voyageur Canoe Racing will be from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm on June 15 at Lower Reach Park.

Racing teams are made up of 12 paddlers with $20 paddling fee per person.


Pfd’s and paddles are provided, but paddlers can use their own.

There is room for eight teams.

If you have a full team of 12 members, you can name your own team, designate one person to be the main contact and captain.

All participants in any of the Voyageur Canoe events of the day (tours, tug-of-war and moon shadow paddling) will have to sign a waiver form and turn it in on the day of the race. The waivers can be found below: 

Adult Waiver

Waiver for Minors

Participation in the races and race events will be on a first come first served basis in the order of the receipt of etransfer of the racing fee ($20 per individual or $200 per team)

etransfers for registration can be made to :

In the etransfer memo field, please indicate that you are registering as a racer or as a team for the 2024 Paddlefest and provide your contact information (name, email and phone).

Groups and individuals are to report to the registration table NO LATER THAN 20 minutes before racing time for waiver form collection, equipment fitting and safety briefing. 

For general information on the Paddlefest event, please see the Facebook event page:

Looking forward to seeing you there!


  • 3 hours

    Voyageur Canoe Racing 9am-noon

  • 12 hours 30 minutes

    PHOTO CONTEST 9:00 am to 9:30 pm

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