Reserve your oTENTik!
1-877-RESERVE (737- 3783) Online Reservations

oTENTiks are available for reservation from January 17th to October 14th, 2019. They are available from May 17th until Ocotber 14th 2019, the same dates as the opening and closing of the navigation season.
You can reserve your oTENTik stay online at or by phone at 1-877-RESERVE.


Check-In: 3 PM 

Check-Out: 11 AM

Inside each oTENTik:

  • Beds to accommodate up to six campers
  • Table and Chairs
  • Broom and Dustpan
  • Fire extinguisher, smoke and carbon monoxide detectors
  • Ample storage space under beds for gear and belongings

Please note: There is no plumbing, running water, electricity, or a heat source in the oTENTik. 

A family inside an otentik
Each oTENTik can accommodate up to six campers, so bring the family!

On each oTENTik Camp Site:

  • Food storage unit  
  • Food preparation station
  • Propane BBQ and propane
  • Fire pit
  • Picnic table
  • 2 deck chairs

What to bring:

  • Sleeping bags,blankets and pillows
  • Food, drinks and a water container
  • Cooking supplies, dishes, utensils and a cooler
  • Slippers or Indoor Shoes
  • Flashlights
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect Repellent
  • Matches/Lighter

A Few Rules

  • Only Guide Dogs or support animal, are allowed inside the oTENTik structures. Pets in the park must be leashed at all times. 
  • For safety reasons, cooking is NOT allowed inside the oTENTik.
  • The oTENTik must be cleaned prior to departure.
  • Rules that apply to the other camping sites also apply at the Parks Canada oTENTik. Please check General Camping Information.
  • Please store food, drinks, and all related items securely in the metal storage bins supplied on your oTENTik site so that wildlife does not have access to your food and drinks.   Please do not leave any garbage or recycling in the storage boxes upon departure.
  • In consideration of future guests, please remember that washroom facilities are just a short walk away.
  • Possession and consumption of alcohol is enforced in accordance with the Ontario Liquor License Act. The act prohibits consuming or having an open container of liquor on docks, shelters and public areas. Liquor can be consumed at your rented oTENTik site ONLY.
  • Cannabis consumption is prohibited around cooking shelters and public areas, and is restricted to your campsite. Smoking is prohibited in the oTENTiks.

Available at the Lock Station


Park staff selling firewood to camper
Firewood must be purchased within the site

Firewood cannot be brought into the park.

Firewood must be purchased within the site and is available at the Lock Station for $6.80.

Protect your forests from the Emerald Ash Borer - a highly destructive invasive insect which attacks and kills all species of ash. The Emerald Ash Borer has the capability to spread rapidly throughout trees and forests. A single piece of infected firewood can be detrimental to thousands of trees and forests.


If you accumulate any garbage or recycling during your stay, please use the bins located at the Lock Station.

Rideau Canal oTENTiks