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Exploring the Rideau Heritage Route: From Ottawa to the Rideau Canal and the Thousand Islands

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Program #20647RJ
8 Days | 7 Nights
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.


These instructors are participating on at least one day of one date of this program.
Please note that changes may occur.

Rick Kohler

Lyle Richard (Rick) Kohler has dedicated most of his professional life to furthering Canadian interests internationally through the Canadian government's Foreign Service. A specialist in trade and economic issues, Rick has managed trade, investment, science and technology, tourism and economic programs in a number of capitals including Paris, Bucharest, São Paulo, Sydney, Los Angeles and Bangkok. In 2007, Rick retired from the Foreign Service and accepted the position of assistant deputy minister and chief of protocol for the government of Ontario. In 2009, he moved into the private sector to pursue personal interests including accepting a position as a Member of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Australian Chamber of Commerce. Rick is a member of the Directing Group of the Retired Heads of Mission Association (RHOMA). In 2002, he was awarded the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal in recognition of significant contribution to Canada and is listed in Canadian Who’s Who.

Mr. David Jeanes

David Jeanes is a retired professional engineer. He is vice-president of Heritage Ottawa, which is committed to the preservation of heritage architecture. He is also president of Transport 2000 Canada, which is devoted to sustainable public transportation. A native of Britain, David has lived in Ottawa much of his working life and spent 32 years in the high-tech industry on the design, standardization and marketing of global data-communication networks.

Mike Teal

A native of eastern Ontario, Mike Teal is a consultant archaeologist for a private company in Ottawa. Prior to this role, he was an archaeologist for Parks Canada for more than a decade, and specialized in protecting and managing pre-contact natives’ sites in Ontario’s five national parks and along the Trent-Severn Waterway. Mike has a bachelor’s degree from Wilfred Laurier University in Ontario and a master’s degree in archaeology from Memorial University in Newfoundland.

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7 nights of accommodations
18 meals: 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 6 dinners
6 Expert-led lectures
12 Field trips


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