Events and Group Tours

Club social paddles will be held on Wednesday nights and Saturdays (and Saturday sessions from 10:30am to 2:30pm could include a picnic or BBQ when Public Health regulations allow).

Unfortunately we will not be running Big Canoe paddling events and group tours in Summer 2021, as a result of provincial regulations regarding Covid-19.

Big Canoe Adventure Excursions

Discover the beautiful Ottawa River, get fit, and make new friends with Big Canoe Adventure Excursions.  Hosted by the Ottawa New Edinburgh Club (ONEC) and led by experts, these guided thematic tours explore historical, Indigenous, and natural sites of our nation’s capital while teaching participants to master a big canoe. Take one of the regular Big Canoe Adventure Excursions outlined below or organize a group tour/special event.


  • Rideau Falls
  • Parliament Buildings
  • Indigenous archeological sites
  • Prime Minister’s residence
  • Sunken ship
  • Lakes, lagoons and beaches on Upper Duck and Kettle Islands

Big Canoe Excursions

The following paddling tours operate from June to early October:

Evening Sunset Paddles

  • 1 ½ to 2 hours – Wednesdays

Voyageur Paddles

  • 3 ½ to 4 hours – Sundays

Morning Leisure Paddles

  • 1 ½ to 2 hours – Wednesdays and Thursdays

For information and registration go to and look under ‘Big Canoe Program.’