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Festivals & Events

BayonetsNo matter where your interests lie, the Rideau Heritage Route hosts a special event to make your visit extra memorable!  Anchored on either end by Ottawa and Kingston, and dotted by a number of charming smaller communities, the region is home to a colourful variety of celebrations - both large and small.

An International Speed Skating Marathon attracts thousands of visitors to the tiny hamlet of Portland every winter!   The Counties of Leeds and Lanark are nationally renowned for their high quality production of maple syrup, with communities such as Perth and Delta hosting festivals in honour of maple season.

Discover an eclectic mix of vibrant events including sled dog races, studio tours, flotillas, fall fairs, antique shows and even a turkey festival!  This is just a small sampling of the fuand unique experiences that await you along the Rideau Heritage Route.  Come visit us soon!