Rideau Canal

Guide to Environmental Citizen Science Apps and Websites

iNaturalist iNaturalist App and iNaturalist.ca website: the App is available on both Google Play and the Apple App Store. There’s a wealth of information available through the App and website so start exploring. The iNaturalist website links you to a whole bunch of projects based in Ontario. We’ve listed a few below. Herps of Ontario …

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Guide to Edmunds Lock – Rideau Canal

General Information Lock Number(s): 25 Lock Lift metres (feet): 2.8m (9 ft) Co-ordinates (Google maps): 44.87797,-75.98462 Civic Address: 147 Edmonds Lock Lane, Merrickville-Wolford, Ontario Lock Station Phone: 613-283-4406 Portage: Yes Boat launch: Yes Kayak/Canoe Launch: Yes Previous Lock(Distance): Kilmarnock Next Lock (Distance): Old Slys Facilities Parking: Yes Camping: Yes BBQ/Picnic Tables: Picnic tables. Washrooms: Yes …

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Guide to Davis Lock – Rideau Canal

General Information Lock Number(s)/Flights: #37 Lock Lift metres (feet): 2.7 (9.0) Co-ordinates (Google Maps): 44.578998, -76.319888 Civic Address: 1822 Davis Lock Road, Rideau Lakes, Ontario Lock Station Phone: 613-359-5620 Portage: Yes, Boat launch: No Kayak/Canoe Launch: Yes Previous Lock(Distance): Chaffey’s Lock Next Lock (Distance); Jones Falls Facilities Parking: Yes (free) Camping: Yes ($), if arriving by …

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Guide to Newboro Lock – Rideau Canal

NOTE: this is the highest point of the canal and the point at which the red/green navigation markers change sides. General Information Lock Number(s)/Flights: #36 Lock Lift metres (feet): 2.7 (8.9) Co-ordinates (Google maps): 44.65590,-76.32151 Civic Address: 10 Blockhouse Lane, Newboro, Ontario Lock Station Phone: 613-507-3183 Portage: Yes Boat launch: Municipal nearby ($) Kayak/Canoe Launch: Yes …

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Guide to Narrows Lock – Rideau Canal

General Information Lock Number(s)/Flights: #35 Lock Lift metres (feet): 0.8 (2.6) Co-ordinates (Google maps): 44.70296, -76.29565 Civic Address: 1275 Narrows Lock Road, Rideau Lakes, Ontario Lock Station Phone: 613-507-3182 Portage: Yes Boat launch: Yes Kayak/Canoe Launch: Yes Previous Lock(Distance): Poonamalie Lock (31.3) Next Lock (Distance): Newboro Lock (8.4) Facilities Parking: Yes (free) Camping: Yes ($), …

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Guide to Poonamalie Lock – Rideau Canal

General Information Lock Number(s)/Flights: #32 Lock Lift metres (feet): 2.2 (7.2) Co-ordinates (Google maps): 44.89313, -76.05590 Civic Address: 22 Poonamalie Road, Rideau Lakes, Ontario Lock Station Phone: 613-283-3543 Portage: Yes Boat launch: Yes, the boat launch is before you get to the main entrance and is OK for smaller boats, canoes, and kayaks. The surface …

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Guide to Detached Lock, Smith Falls – Rideau Canal

General Information Lock Number(s)/Flights: #31 Lock Lift metres (feet): 2.6 (8.5) Co-ordinates (Google maps): 44.89582, -76.02724 Civic Address: 62 Lombard Street, Smiths Falls, Ontario Lock Station Phone: 613-283-0496 Portage: Not recommended. The portage involves crossing a busy road and there have been accidents. As a result, traveling through all the Smith’s Falls locks are free. …

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Guide to Old Slys Locks, Smiths Falls – Rideau Canal

General Information Lock Number(s)/Flights: #26-27 in flight Lock Lift metres (feet): 4.9 (16.1) Co-ordinates (Google maps): 44.89328, -76.00435 Civic Address: 9 Old Slys Road, Smiths Falls, Ontario Lock Station Phone: 613-283-2663 Portage: Not recommended at this lock as it requires crossing a busy road. Lock transit is free for kayaks and canoes at this lock …

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Guide to Kilmarnock Lock – Rideau Canal

General Information Lock Number(s)/Flights: #24 Lock Lift metres (feet): .7 (2.3) Co-ordinates (Google maps): 44.87763, -75.98393 Civic Address: 1424 Kilmarnock Road, Montague, Ontario Lock Station Phone: 613-283-3792 Portage: Yes Boat launch: No Kayak/Canoe Launch: Yes Previous Lock(Distance): Merrickville (12.7) Next Lock (Distance): Edmunds (6.0) Facilities Parking: Yes (free) Camping: Yes ($), if arriving by water and …

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