Le Boat cruisers

Rideau Canal National Historic Site

Nothing beats sunny days and starry nights with friends and family aboard a spacious floating cottage on a UNESCO World Heritage Site. As the captain of your own ship, wind your way along the canal, savouring the spectacular landscapes and lively community culture you discover at every turn. In the evening, moor your vessel overnight at any of the historic Parks Canada's lockstations from Kingston to the Nation's Capital.

Le Boat Canadian Headquarters

Location: 1 Jasper Ave, Smiths Falls, ON
Phone number: 1-800-734-5491

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About Le Boat

Le Boat came to Canada in 2018 after more than 50 years of offering houseboat vacations in over 8 different countries across Europe. Since then, their fleet of premier Horizon vessels has grown more popular with every season. They offer visitors with no previous boating experience a unique opportunity to connect with life on the water in exciting new ways. For boat owners, they provide a hassle-free alternative to their own vessel, with added space for larger groups.

Do you need boating experience?

Le Boat cruisers are safe and easy to drive, and they meet all government regulations. No previous boating experience is required and a boat-handling demonstration is given prior to departure. They are also completely bumpered for safety and have a capped speed of 10 km/h.

What amenities are on-board?
  • A fully equipped kitchen
  • Sleeping areas for up to 10 people
  • Towels and linen for all passengers
  • Maps and visitor information
What else is included with my rental?
  • Technical support throughout your rental
  • Complimentary lockage and mooring at all Parks Canada locks
How much do they cost to rent?

There is no minimum or maximum length of rental. Please visit the Le Boat website for pricing and terms.

*Offer subject to change. Check operator's website for details.

Additional information

Dogs are welcome on-board your Le Boat cruiser, but are subject to Parks Canada Visitor Guidelines on the Rideau Canal National Historic Site.


Canoes and/or kayaks may be brought onto your vessel during your journey. Rent from any of the several local outfitters along the canal, or bring your own. Plan a quiet day trip throughout stunning lakes and rivers, exploring remote shoreline and observing wildlife in its natural habitat.


Tent camping on shore is permitted at most lockstations on a first-come, first served basis. Camping is free to visitors on Le Boat vessels. Bring your own gear and let your kids spend the night on shore with a campfire under the stars. No gear? No problem! Learn more about Parks Canada's Equipped Camping program available at select lockstations.

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