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.
Canalfest 2016, July 30, 31, Aug. 1
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.
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.
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
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.