Smiths Falls Base Information

At the Base

Base Opening Hours

Monday to Sunday: 9.00 to 17.30

Late Arrivals

If you are going to be arriving at the base late, you will need to inform the base directly or our UK sales team. When you arrive at the base there will be a note on the reception door informing you where your boat is.

The boat will be left open with the lights on for you to stay on board that night. The base staff will do the full briefing the following morning.

When To Arrive:

Your boat will be ready to depart for 16:00 - 18:00. We recommend that you arrive 60 minutes earlier for check-in and instructions.

If you have booked an Early Check-in Service, please arrive at the base ready to depart between 11am and 12pm or from 2pm.

Your Return

Your boat should be returned and unoccupied by 9am on your last cruising day (or by midday if you have booked a Late Check-out).

Upon Arrival:

Our base staff look forward to welcoming you to their cruising region and aim to make your arrival and holiday as smooth and enjoyable as possible.

When you arrive or base staff will:

  • Take a fuel deposit to cover the fuel you use during your holiday. Any extra fuel used will be charged on your return or we will refund the difference for fuel you have not used.
  • Take a refundable collision damage deposit – if you have not purchased collision damage waiver. This will be refunded if you return your boat and its inventory undamaged at the end of your holiday
  • Familiarise you with your waterways guide, maps and other helpful documentation provided to help you plan where you want to go and where you’d like to stop.
  • Brief you about your boat, the equipment on board, and the cruising area (places to visit, etc).
  • Give you a boat handling demonstration on the water with one of our technicians.

Hotels and Restaurants


Best Western Colonel By Inn : 88 Lombard St, +1 613-284-0001
Best Inn Motel: 241 Lombard St, +1 613-284-0464
Roger's Motel: 178 Lombard St, +1 613-283-5200
Katmor's B&B: 26 Willow Ln, +1 613-402-1029


Fort Hemlock : 32 Beckwith St S, +1 613-283-2000
Café Whim : 7 Russell Street West, + 1 613 283 3008
Noal Pantry: 6 Russell St East, + 1 613-706-2188
The Roosteraunt : 60 Lombard St, +1 613-283-7151
Matty O'Shea's Pub : 12 Chambers St, +1 613-283-6363
C'est Tout Bakery : 14 Beckwith St South, + 1 613-284-0774
Bakers Fries : 44 Chambers St., +1 613 485-2260

Smiths Falls

Extra Information

Tourist Information

Parks Canada Rideau Canal Visitors' Centre, 34 Beckwith Street South, + 1 888 773-8888
Town of Smiths Falls Visitors' Centre: Beckwith St North + 1 888 983 4124


Andress' Your Independent Grocer – 25 Ferrara Dr, Mon-Sat : 7am – 9pm, Sun : 7am – 6pm
Modern Thymes Natural Foods - 11 Russell St E, Mon-Thur: 9am-5:30pm, Fri: 9am-6pm, Sat:9am-5pm
Garden Market - 115 William St W, Mon-Tue & Sat: 8am-6pm, Wed: 8am-7pm, ThurFri: 8am-9pm, Sun: 8am-5:30pm
Walmart - 114 Lombard St, Mon-Sun 7am to 10pm
Giant Tiger - 29 Chambers Street, Mon-Fri : 8am – 9pm, Sat: 8am-6pm, Sun : 9am – 6pm
Valley Custom Cutting: 1-613-205-1111 Tues-Fri 10-6 Sat 10-5 Sun 11-4
Food Basics - 275 Brockville St, Mon-Sat : 8am – 9pm, Sun: 8am – 5pm


Fishing Licence : Canadian Tire, 10 Ferrara Drive, Highway 15, + 1 613-283-3906

Transport Information

By Road

Be Prepared

It is your responsibility to familiarise yourself with local road rules and abide by them.


From Ottawa Airport: Head southwest on Airport Parkway Private/Airport Pkwy toward Air Cargo Private/Airport 3 Ave. Make a U-turn at Air Cargo Private/Airport 3 Ave. Continue onto Airport Pkwy/Route 79 N (signs for Thad Johnson Road). Take the Alert Rd exit. Turn left onto Lester Rd. Turn right onto Albion Rd S/Ottawa Regional Rd 25. Turn right onto Leitrim Rd/Ottawa Regional Rd 14. Turn left onto River Rd/Ottawa Regional Rd 19. Turn right onto Vimy Memorial Bridge. Use the left 2 lanes to turn left onto Prescott Highway/Prince of Wales Dr/Route 73 S. Turn left onto Fourth Line Rd/N Gower Rd/Route 5. Turn right onto Roger Stevens Dr/Ottawa Regional Rd 6, Continue to follow Roger Stevens Dr. Continue onto Cornelia St E/Route 4, Continue to follow Cornelia St E. Turn left onto Elmsley St N/ON-15 S (signs for County Road 29/Regional Road 43 E). Turn right onto Beckwith St N/ON-15 S.

By Air:

Ottawa: 80 km
Montréal: 245 km
Toronto: 350 km

By Rail

Smiths Falls: 2 km