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Get to Know Westport

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Get to Know Westport

When our clients book their vacations, one of the top things they get excited about is to immerse themselves into the local scene and explore the area. One of the reasons that we selected our properties was due to the location, history, lifestyle and overall culture. Westport, Ontario has many activities to offer those who are looking to shop, dine or explore, while on vacation. Here are a few things that made our short-list:

May 18           Tay/Rideau Canal and Locks Open

The Rideau Canal is a visitor’s paradise with its many historic lock stations and 202 kilometres (125 mile) of scenic waterway. The Rideau Canal; a National Historic Site of Canada, a Canadian Heritage River and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, consists of a series of beautiful lakes and rivers connected by canals. It stretches from Kingston, at the foot of Lake Ontario, to Ottawa, Canada’s capital. Maintained by Canada’s Parks service it is arguably the most scenic and historic waterway in North America. Whether you visit by boat, car, bicycle or on foot, the Rideau has something for you.

Westport, Ontario PhotoJuly 1  Canada Day Celebrations in Westport

The fun starts in Westport at 1 PM with opening ceremonies at The Rideau District Museum followed by a bicycle parade for the kids. Activities then move to the Lions Club Beach where there are Air Castles, Food and entertainment. No Canada Day would be complete without fireworks and the show at the beach is nothing short of spectacular. And, the entertainment is all free!

July 22 to August 14 Arms and the Man

George Bernard Shaw’s delightfully witty comedy satirizes the futility of war and inspired the operetta, The Chocolate Soldier. George Orwell called it “the wittiest play” Shaw ever wrote, and one whose message needs to be told so long as men insist on taking up arms against one another. Wed. to Sun matinees at 2 pm, Wed., Thurs., Sat. at 8 pm. Pre-show talks precede ALL shows at 1:30 and 7:30 pm

There are many activities, shopping, dining and events that take place throughout the year in beautiful Westport, Ontario. When booking your vacation, you may choose to escape from civilization and retreat to the cottage entirely, or head into our quaint, eclectic town and take in the fun!

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