Niknaks Paddle Shack is located right on the Rideau Canal, Ontario’s only UNESCO World Heritage Site. Within minutes of our boat launch, visitors will be surrounded by nature. Enjoy the grasslands of the nearby “Swale”, admire the basking turtles on stranded driftwood, and delight in the sight of river otters, herons, and cranes.

Below are a few photos contributed by local photographers. If you would like to have your pictures of Smiths Falls displayed here, please email for more details. We would love to showcase and credit our guests’ beautiful shots.