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Promoting and protecting the natural environment of the Upper Rideau

Our lake association

The Upper Rideau Lake Association (URLA) is a non-profit volunteer organization of seasonal and permanent residents, holiday lake users, and residents of the village of Westport, Ontario interested in promoting and protecting the natural environment of the Upper Rideau. The Association a strong voice to its members in regional bodies governing the lake and participates with other lake associations in projects and alliances.

Upper Rideau Lake is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Rideau Canal. It is the highest level in a 198 km waterway system running from Kingston to Ottawa Canada.


We serve about 400 waterfront properties and the village of Westport. We are administered by a volunteer board of directors elected by the membership at large at our annual general meeting in early July each year.


To be recognized as a leader in promoting and protecting an international standards-based social and ecological environment for wildlife, property owners, residents, business owners and visitors in the Upper Rideau Lake community.

To achieve and maintain a sustainable living environment in the Upper Rideau Lake environs by identifying and resolving issues in good faith and undertaking initiatives for the common good.


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Become a member of the Upper Rideau Lake Association today. Choose between one or two year memberships. Members are eligible to vote for the URLA Board members and on other resolutions at the annual general meeting in July. For membership questions, please contact Peggy Thompson.


Buy or renew your URLA membership today.



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