A new business is ready to power its way on the historic Rideau Canal. “Le Boat” – Europe’s largest self-drive recreational boating company – will be opening in Smiths Falls in 2018. The company is investing 16 million dollars to operate state-of-the-art “horizon” cruisers. The self-driven rental boats are expected to attract thousands of vacationers from Canada, the U.S, and Europe. The company will start with 16 rental boats – and hopes to double the fleet over the next 5 years. “Le Boat” will start taking reservations this spring.