So, you want to get away, but not spend hours in the car? Looking for an exciting day or weekend that includes shopping, dining and a great place to unwind? Westport and Rideau Lakes is waiting for you!

Whether you’re up for a legendary fishing excursion, a shopping and spa getaway with the girls, or just want to spend some time relaxing in a new place, this is where you want to be.

Westport and the Rideau Lakes is the ideal day trip location for shopping, dining and even a much-needed relaxing overnight stay. Our eclectic mix of shops promises unique finds from rustic cottage décor to classy furnishings, kitchen gems, great finds for the paddling enthusiast and even unique children’s toys. Couple that with superb food from restaurants renowned for serving whatever you’re craving in intimate atmospheres, as well as award-winning, quality accommodations and you have a recipe for an unforgettable vacation on the shores of the Rideau Canal.

Shop, eat and sleep in Westport and the Rideau Lakes – let us help you define your stay.

"We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we're curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths."

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Westport has long since been the place to go for some serious shopping. Westport is set against the beautiful backdrop of Foley Mountain and the Westport Harbour, giving avid shoppers some eye candy while toting their new finds from store to store. With ample, free on-street and lot parking, Westport is a mecca for the shopaholic. Not only do busloads of visitors come to discover why the town is renowned for its shops, but locals also make it a point to shop here - which showcases the town’s unified and friendly appeal. Our businesses cater to visitors with the same warm welcome bestowed upon old friends.

Shops also thrive in Rideau Lakes, dotting the more rural landscape with everything from artisanal creations to high-quality shoes, gorgeous floral arrangements and antiques. Find that one-of-a-kind patio accessory that will be an instant conversation starter or even draw intriguing glances with your new jewelry. No matter what you buy, you’ll be sure to get questions about where you found it!


Whether you want to be wowed by fine dining, appealing appetizers, locally-conscious cuisine, grab-and-go pub fare, down home meals, taste-bud tingling take out, or just to sit and sip a cup of coffee while enjoying a pastry baked on site, we take our food seriously in Westport and Rideau Lakes. 


Need a place to unwind? Or a place to call home between hiking at Rock Dunder and touring the Rideau Canal locks? Our accommodations range from bed and breakfasts to lakeside cottages, and from motels to country inns. Westport and the Rideau Lakes provides your home away from home in friendly communities, with owners who are focused on customer service.

Views from our accommodations are often second-to-none, especially from our members which make full use of the incredible Rideau Canal on their doorstep. Experience easy access to shops, restaurants, amenities and daily activities from our accommodation options in Westport and Rideau Lakes.