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Dad & Chris

Our Vision

At Niknaks Paddle Shack, we believe all visitors and residents of Smiths Falls should have access to the Rideau Canal, the only UNESCO World Heritage Site in Ontario. Whether viewed by land or water, the Rideau Canal offers an abundance of experiences that are unique to our community

Our Story

Niknaks Paddle Shack was created by Nicola Thomson, former Coordinator of the Smiths Falls Downtown Business Association (DBA). She was inspired to create a venture that would allow residents and visitors to experience the wonders of Smiths Falls and its surrounding areas via land and water.

Nicola lives in Montague with her husband, co-owner Chris Thomson and their two daughters, Claire and Penny.