The MHAC is a standing committee of the Council of the Township of Rideau Lakes. Made up of volunteers from the community and representatives from Council, MHAC is mandated to provide research and advice to Council on the recognition, designation and conservation of the heritage of our Township.
The MHAC has undertaken a number of projects to promote the awareness and understanding of the rich cultural and natural heritage of our diverse community. Our very popular Heritage Map, first published as a millennium project has been revised and reproduced 7 times for a total of over 200 000 copies, proving to be a very welcome resource to visitors, citizens and students. “Our Best Kept Secret” provides a visual overview of our history and heritage. The DVD is available at the Township office. We have accumulated a catalogue of over 6 000 digital pictures and are in the process of listing and researching over 900 sites of heritage significance within our Township.
Heritage walking tours are currently available for Chaffey's Lock, Portland, Newboro, Elgin and Delta. Also available are road trips from Morton to Crosby, Crosby to Salem and our South Elmsley – South Burgess Driving Tour. We have also devised over a dozen local bicycle tours of varying length.
Rideau Lakes Local History Centre
The Rideau Lakes Local History Centre is located at 18 King Street in Delta and is open Thursday afternoons from 1:00 to 4:00 pm.
Bring your collection of local photos and documents for digitization. Research local history & genealogy.
For more information, email the Local History Centre.