Westport as seen from Spy Rock on Foley Mountain.

Nestled in a little valley of the Precambrian Shield, the Village of Westport sits quietly along the Rideau Canal at the west end of Big Rideau Lake.

Only a 40 minute drive from Hwy #401 at Kingston, and just 75 minutes from Ottawa/Hull (see driving times here), Westport has been a self-governing village since incorporation in 1904 with a population of about 700. (view some of Westport's history here)

The view of Westport from Spy Rock, atop Foley Mountain, is truly a spectactular view. And while you are there, explore the rest of Foley Mounyain Conservation Area (800 acres) with its scenic lookouts, nature trails, beaver ponds and picnic areas.

Westport Harbour.

Originally called Manhards Mills, Westport today is accessible by road, small aircraft, and is a definite "port-of-call" on the Rideau Canal System. Just outside Westport, on Cty Rd. #10, is the aerodrome; owned bt the Township of Rideau Lakes and managed by the Rideau Lakes Flying Club. It is a CRL2 facility.

The downtown core has been preserved as it was in the 19th century, making Westport a beautiful heritage destination for thousands of visitors and cottagers every year.

Yes the picturesque beauty of Westport draws thousands to this enchanting village each and every year for weekend get-a-ways and great family vacations. (See Westport Photo Galleries here)

Beautiful Westport.

Hiking, swimming, boating and picnics are just some of the summmer fun, while cross country skiing, snowmobiling and snow shoeing are winter excitement.

Experience the natural beauty of this, one of the smallest but, great little municipality in Ontario. Westport truley is one of the best kept secrets on the Rideau Canal.

Westport is also part of the UNESCO - recognized Frontenac Arch Biosphere Reserve, an ecosystem for the conservation of biodiversity, with sustainable use.

Natural Beauty of Westport.

Fishing is good due to the Government of Ontario fish-recovery ponds. Fish include: yellow perch, smallmouth bass, pickerel, and northern pike.

Come and see for yourself, why we say . . . . .


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