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Smiths Falls Base Information

At the Base

Base Opening Hours

Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday: 9.00 to 17.30
Tuesday and Thursday: Closed

Late Arrivals

If you are going to be arriving at the base late, you will need to inform the base directly or the general sales office where you booked.

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 for you to stay on board that night, but cruising will not be permitted. The base staff will do the full briefing the following morning.

When To Arrive

Your boat will be ready to depart for 15:00 - 17:00. 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 from 11:00.

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 our base staff will:

  • Give you a welcome booklet which contains important safety advice and contact numbers.
  • Ask you to sign documentation to show that certain information has been read and unserstood.
  • Take a Damage Deposit and Engine Hours Deposit.
  • Let you know what time to expect your pre-departure briefing.

Hotels and Restaurants


Best Western Colonel By Inn, 88 Lombard St - Tel: +1 613-284-0001
Best Inn Motel, 241 Lombard St - Tel: +1 613-284-0464
Roger's Motel, 178 Lombard St - Tel: +1 613-283-5200


The Lockmaster's Tap House, 32 Beckwith St South - Tel: +1 613-283-7151
Matty O'Shea's Pub, 12 Chambers St - Tel: +1 613-205-0448
C'est Tout Bakery, 14 Beckwith St South - Tel: + 1 613-284-0774
Boomtown Fusion Eatery, 27 Beckwith St North - Tel: +1 613-283-2283
The Vault Eatery & Pub, 2 Russell St East - Tel: + 1 613-283-7009
Harvest Social, 7 Russell St West - Tel: + 1 613-283-0438
Pickled Pig, 1 Chambers St - Tel: +1 613-283-7707

Smiths Falls

Extra Information


Parking available onsite (pre-bookable)

Tourist Information

Parks Canada Rideau Canal Visitors' Centre, 34 Beckwith Street South, Tel: + 1 888 773-8888
Town of Smiths Falls Visitors' Centre: Beckwith St North, Tel: + 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, Thur-Fri: 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, Tues-Fri: 10am-6pm, Sat: 10am-5pm, Sun: 11am-4pm
Food Basics - 275 Brockville St, Mon-Sat : 8am–9pm, Sun: 8am–5pm


Fishing Licence : Canadian Tire, 10 Ferrara Drive, Highway 15, Tel: + 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.

Car Rental

Avis Car Rental - Ottawa Airport, Tel: +1 613-739-3334
Enterprise Rent-A-Car - Smiths Falls, Tel: +1 613-283-3700
Budget Car Rental - Kingston, Tel: +1 613-546-3231

By Air:

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

By Rail

Smiths Falls: 2 km