A sesquicentennial project of the Canadian Canoe Museum and Community Foundations of Canada in partnership with the Ottawa Community Foundation, Parks Canada & community organizations along the way.

The Connected by Canoe Journey is a two-part canoe trip from Kingston to Ottawa that will carry with it a message about the on-going importance and possibilities of canoes for community building in Canada’s continuing evolution as a nation and to help welcome delegates to the Community Foundation of Canada annual gathering in Ottawa.

Imagine a floating conversation amongst 16 people as they paddle the Rideau Waterway, and at each stop along the way – in Seeley’s Bay, Westport, Perth Smiths Falls, Merrickville, Kemptville, Manotick and Ottawa – the conversation will expand in different ways to include local voices and discussions of building an equitable, sustainable and inclusive future for Canada.