The rental of spaces for Canalfest's Fine Craft Show and Sale are used to offset the cost of advertising and entertainment.

The Merrickville Lions wish to thank  Merrickville/Wolford shops and businesses  and  the Corporation of the Village of Merrickville/Wolford for their support and for  welcoming visitors to Merrickville for this amazing free celebration of all things canal. 

​Merrickville Canalfest

Canalfest celebrating the Rideau Canal System in Merrickville Ontario

Canalfest 2016, July 30, 31, Aug. 1

  ​Live music beginning Saturday morning and every afternoon: 

Saturday, July 30, 10 - 12  Live Music with Jack Arnold and Pocket Change

Saturday, July. 30  Big Band Ottawa

Sunday, July 31  Welcome back: Irish Roots                         

Monday Aug. 1  Kemptville 3

loads to learn too: with Merrickville's beloved  Bug Lady

Introducing Merrickville's own Science Guy,  Dr FourFace 

Don't miss our own history corner too.  When they laid down those first stones  building  Rideau Canal System did they ever dream they were laying the foundation  for this great country of ours.

  • Craft Show and Sale open daily

​              Three days of free:  July 30, 31 and Aug. 1

​            Voyageur rides to the Rideau Bird Sanctuary 

and, wow, loads of free parking too!

loads of free stuff to see and do

Canalfest is organized by the Merrickville Lions Club with support from Parks Canada, Merrickville Chamber of Commerce and the Village of Merrickville/Wolford.

 ​​A ​three-day fine craft show,

     Canalfest 2016 highlights include:

Merrickville Ontario

Merrickville is less that an hour's drive south west of Ottawa.  If coming from Ottawa, take the 416 south to County Road 43. Turn west through Kemptville, continue another 18 km to Merrickville.

Coming from the east on the 401, take Highway 416 north to County Road 43, Exit west and go  through Kemptville, then continue another 18 km to Merrickville.

Coming from the west on the 401, take county road 15 north into Merrickville 

​Be safe

Merrickville Canalfest


 Hosted by the Merrickville Lions Club, Merrickville's annual celebration of the Rideau Canal is:

  three days of good music, good fun, good people, and good times.

Canalfest 2016 will take place on the August Long Weekend

Saturday, July 30 through to Monday Aug 1.

You are all invited.