By KarryOn Featured Promotion09 May 2017Canada is a destination best appreciated outdoors, whether in the mountains, on the slopes, or on the water – preferably on your very own Canadian boating holiday made possible through Le Boat. In exciting news, Le Boat is launching a new Canadian cruising product for 2018 and it’s sweeter than the best maple syrup! The new 7-day itinerary will explore the Rideau Canal, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, in Eastern Ontario. The journey on the water will take cruisers past beautiful lakes and rivers, as well as quaint towns and vibrant cities, all connected by canals and painting a scene you’d usually associate with Europe rather than North America. Stretching for a lengthy 202km (125miles), the Rideau Canal connects Ottawa to Kingston and is North America’s oldest continuously-operated canal, dating back to 1832. As the captain of your own boat cruising down the Rideau, you’ll have the flexibility to stop and get back on dry ground along the way. Explore Ottawa and Kingston as well as many of the smaller towns and villages between these two end points, such as Merrickville, Manotic, Smiths Falls, Westport, Kemptville and Seeley’s Bay. The Rideau Canal is a hotspot for nature enthusiasts too, with some of the best fishing, hiking, biking and bird-watching in North America. In total, there are 24 lock stations and 47 locks on the Rideau, and there are always between three to four staff members on hand to help you through the locks. The canal is very well equipped for boaters too, and there are marinas and amenities such as water, pump-out stations and fuel along the way. Cruising the Rideau is perfect for mini or longer breaks, but seven days is probably the ideal length of time to have on the water. A whole week will allow you to cruise approximately 74km up to Long Island going north. You could cruise 91km to Jones Falls if you’re heading south. So what are you waiting for? Get out there and discover your spirit of adventure! Bookings start on 15 May for first departures in May 2018. Are you excited about going on a boating holiday down the stunning Rideau Canal in Canada? This article was brought to you by: Other stories you may like 10 ways Canada will surprise you Flight Centre finds more of the ‘young & free’ want to cruise What’s new for Rocky Mountaineer in 2018? Lots & it’s very exciting!