Niknaks offers a variety of equipment and time packages to suit your individual needs.

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About Us

Niknaks started off as a family project, to encourage other families to explore the beautiful waters around our town.

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Your time is valuable and Niknaks' staff wants you to be as prepared as possible to have fun!

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Niknaks Paddle Shack - Paddling on the Rideau Canal

Canoe, Kayak, and Bike Rentals

Located on the banks of the historic Rideau Canal in Smiths Falls, Niknaks Paddle Shack offers visitors the chance to experience Eastern Ontario's natural shoreline beauty, in waters safe enough for the whole family to enjoy. Paddling on the Rideau Canal has never been simpler -- whether you are an individual, a family or a group of friends looking for something fun to do this summer, Niknaks can accommodate you.

Our fleet of rental boats are comfortable and simple to use and are ideal for beginner to intermediate paddlers. Click here to see our rental rates.

"Amazing owners. Kids had a blast out on the water. Highly recommend you visit and get out on the water." - Amanda Todd-Peters

Prefer to stay on dry land this trip? No problem. Niknaks also offers bike rentals to help you explore the surrounding areas in comfort, safety, and style. Choose from dozens of regional cycling routes which allow you to explore the paths and roads intertwining the canal and the beautiful countryside of Lanark County.

Looking for more to do in the area? Smiths Falls has an abundance of activities, including interactive museums, destination shopping and restaurants, extensive parks, and other recreational activities for the whole family (including the furry kind). For more details, see the Town of Smiths Falls website for updated information.