About Westport

Enjoy The Village

The beautiful Village of Westport sits on the western shores of Upper Rideau Lake, which is part of the Rideau Canal UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The village is Ontario’s smallest municipality by land area. The village’s size, location, and unique setting have made it a popular tourist destination for day trips, weekend getaways, and cottage vacations for more than 100 years.

Today, it is the home of a friendly community, unique shops, great restaurants, talented artisans, an award-winning craft brewery, a winery, and much more.

With so much to offer, there is sure to be something for everyone to enjoy on show day.

Visit The Harbour

While in Westport, make sure to visit the harbour where you will find seating and picnic areas with majestic views of Upper Rideau Lake.

The Westport Harbour is located in the heart of the village, a short walk from the car show and all the amenities the village has to offer. As you make your way to the shore, you’ll find food stores, coffee and ice cream shops, licensed restaurants, a country inn, bed and breakfast accommodations, specialty stores, gift shops, a pharmacy, a liquor store, and a beer store.

Explore The Area

Venture beyond the village and you’ll find Foley Mountain, the highest conservation area in the Rideau Valley with the most scenic view of the lake and the village from high atop a granite ridge.

In addition to beautiful views of the area, Foley Mountain features a variety of wildlife on its 325 hectares (800 acres) of woods, ponds, and fields. It is famous for its dynamic, hands-on, education programs for school children and youth groups, as well as its hiking trails and picnic areas.

And if you are staying for the weekend, you’ll want to take a hike along the Rideau Trail, which extends from Kingston to Ottawa and runs through the Foley Mountain Conservation Area.

Bring Your Camera

Whether you want to enjoy a charming lakeside village, or explore a natural setting second to none, the Village of Westport offers many unique vantage points for shutterbugs looking for historic buildings, quaint village streets, scenic views of the harbour, Upper Rideau Lake, and the village.

And the Westport Car Show Cruise & Shop is a perfect place to capture photos of classic, collectible, vintage, antique, exotic, and custom cars and trucks.