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Just 40 minutes south of Ottawa, Kemptville is the perfect Canadian getaway to escape the rush of the city. A small, historic town with a proudly independent spirit, it has a thriving Old Town where you can shop and dine to your heart’s content. Close by is the Rideau River, part of the waterway which has UNESCO World Heritage status. Hire a canoe and experience life on the water the laid-back way, or unwind at the Rideau golf course.

Things to see

The moment you enter Kemptville’s Old Town, you’ll start to feel totally relaxed. Local businesses occupy the elegant brownstone buildings along Main Street, with many of them dedicated to wellbeing. There are yoga centers, organic grocers, and artisan bakeries for physical wellness, while old bookshops piled with dusty tomes will inspire intellectual contentment. If all this wholesome goodness inspires you to commune with nature, you don’t have to go far. The Rideau River Provincial Park has everything you need for a day in the wilds. Thrill-seekers can zoom about the waterways on motorboats, but if you want to take things at a gentler pace, you can paddle about in a canoe and stop off for a spot of fishing. If you prefer your leisure pursuits to take place on the fairway, then you’ll be at home at the Rideau Glen golf club, where you can swing your way around the 18-hole course.

Hotels in Kemptville

There’s a great choice of budget hotels in Kemptville and the surrounding area, as well as some mid-range leisure hotels designed for family vacations. Kemptville’s discount hotels are comfortable and cozy, as well as friendly on the wallet. Free WiFi is widely provided, as well as some self-catering facilities within the rooms for flexibility. Family rooms are in plentiful supply. At the larger, brand hotels, you’ll have access to additional facilities such as indoor or outdoor swimming pools, while some also have onsite access to river activities and equipment. Breakfast is usually included, and restaurants provide full evening meals too.

Where to stay

Central Kemptville is the ideal place to stay if it’s that small-town, community atmosphere you’re after. There are plenty of restaurants and shops right on the doorstep, and you’ll be within a short drive of the leisure and nature areas of the Rideau River. If you’re looking for a slightly more upmarket hotel and you want hassle-free transport to get there and away, then choose one of the hotels near Ottawa Airport, north of Kemptville. Several of these hotels provide free airport shuttles. Alternatively, you can stay south of Kemptville, close to the US border, where more discount hotels are available.

How to get to Kemptville

Being so close to Ottawa, Kemptville benefits from excellent transport connections. Ottawa International Airport is served by flights from all over North America. The airport is located 40 minutes from Kemptville by road. Alternatively, tiny Ogdensburg airport, across the border in the US, connects with Albany International Airport, and is just a 30-minute drive from Kemptville. Hiring a car is the best option for getting to Kemptville, particularly if you plan to explore. You can also organize airport transfers. The town itself is easily walkable, and of course, getting around by canoe is the best way to see the Rideau waterway.