Manotick is a community in Rideau-Goulbourn Ward in the rural south part of the City of Ottawa, Ontario. It is a suburb of the city, located on the Rideau River immediately south of the suburbs Barrhaven and Riverside South, about 25 km (16 mi) from downtown Ottawa. It was founded by Moss Kent Dickinson in 1864. He named the village 'Manotick' after the Algonquin word for 'island'. It has been part of the City of Ottawa since amalgamation in 2001. Prior to that, it was located in Rideau Township. According to the Canada 2011 Census, Manotick had a population of 4,520.

Watson's Mill on the Rideau River is one of many attractions in the area featuring a Farmer's Market in the square and tours through the old mill.

Looking for an estate where you can stable your horse? The semi-rural eastern edge of Manotick is where Ottawa’s house builders have let their imaginations run riot. If you can customize it, enlarge it, or cover it with marble, someone in this exclusive enclave has probably done it.

Living in Rideau Forest, Mahogany or Manotick Estates you will enjoy the best of both worlds: the custom designed, secluded home you’ve always wanted, that is just a short drive from anywhere in Ottawa. You can work, shop or play knowing that your family retreat is just 15 minutes away.

Properties along the Rideau River usually command a premium. When you crave some fresh-baked gingerbread or gift-shop retail therapy, the charming village of Manotick is just a short drive away, and the Emerald Links Golf and Country Club is close enough for a spontaneous nine holes.


Walk across the Rideau on the dam for some amazing views.

Manotick Main Street is where you can relax at one of the many bistro's or shop at many of the unique shops offering specialty items for that village feel.