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Rideau Canal National Historic Site of Canada

Parks Canada oTENTik

Reservations:
1-877-RESERVE (737-3783)

Information:
1-888-773-8888

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 Upper Nicholsons Lockstation, Beveridges Lockstation, Narrows Lockstation, and Upper Brewers 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

Nearby Beveridges Lockstation:

  • 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 www.reservation.parkscanada.gc.ca (or by phone at 1­877­737­3783).