Guide to Burrits Rapids Lock – Rideau Canal

Lock Station Dates & Hours: the system usually opens around the Victoria Day weekend at the end of May and closes around the Canadian Thanksgiving in early October. The last day of operation for 2021 is 11th October. Lock hours vary with season and can be viewed on the official Rideau Canal site.

General Information

Lock Number(s)/Flights: #17

Lock Lift metres (feet): 3.2 (10.5)

Co-ordinates (Google maps): 44.98240, -75.78655

Civic Address: 673 River Road, North Grenville, Ontario

Lock Station Phone:  613-258-4510

Portage: Yes

Boat launch: No

Kayak/Canoe Launch: Yes

Previous Lock(Distance): Long Island Locks (40.7)

Next Lock (Distance): Lower Nicholson Lock (5.4)


Parking: Yes, limited (free)

Camping: Yes ($), if arriving by water and also for cyclists and hikers.

BBQ/Picnic Tables: Picnic tables & BBQs

Washrooms: Yes

Power Supply: Nothing dedicated but you can charge electronics in the washrooms (not secure)

Garbage/Recycling: Yes

Potable (Drinking) Water: Yes, but do check with the lockmaster.

Public Telephone: No


Local Supplies

Hiking Trails: Tip to Tip Trail

Cell Phone Reception

Camping at this location is flat.