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Rideau Canal National Historic Site of Canada

Parks Canada oTENTik

1-877-RESERVE (737-3783)


A cross between a rustic cabin and a tent, the Parks Canada oTENTik is a relaxing, easier way to experience camping. The oTENTik accommodations at Beveridges Lockstation provide an ideal base camp for exploring historic canals in Ontario.

Inside each oTENTik:

  • Table and chairs
  • Three beds to accommodate up to six campers
  • Some are heated by baseboard heaters
  • Ample storage space under the beds to keep belongings out of the way
  • Fire extinguisher, smoke and carbon monoxide detectors
  • Broom and dustpan
  • Please note: there is no plumbing or running water in the tents

Inside of an oTENTik
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On each campsite:

  • Tent with front deck
  • Fire pit
  • Propane BBQ and food preparation station
  • Picnic table 
  • Muskoka chairs


  • Washroom with showers
  • Picnic shelters
  • Firewood and ice for sale
  • Easy water access for canoes and kayaks
  • 10 minute drive to the Rideau Canal Visitor Centre in Smiths Falls
  • 10 minute drive to the historic town of Perth, ON
  • Take a trip up the Tay canal

What to bring:

(This list is not exhaustive)

  • Sleeping bags, blankets and pillows
  • Food, drinks, and a water container
  • Cooking equipment, dishes, eating utensils and a cooler
  • Slippers or indoor shoes
  • Flashlights
  • Insect repellent
  • Matches or a lighter

To reserve one of Parks Canada oTENTik tents, future campers can go through Parks Canada online reservation service at (or by phone at 1­877­737­3783).