Guide to Combined Lock, Smiths Falls – 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: #29a

Lock Lift metres (feet): 7.6 (25.6)

Co-ordinates (Google maps): 44.89720, -76.02058

Civic Address: 70 Confederation Drive, Smiths Falls, Ontario

Lock Station Phone: 613-283-2103

Portage: Portage is not recommended through any of the Smiths Falls Locks due to having to cross main roads. There is no charge for canoes and kayaks using these locks.

Boat launch: No

Kayak/Canoe Launch: No

Previous Lock(Distance): Old Slys Lock (1.4)

Next Lock (Distance): Detached Lock, Smiths Falls (0.6)


Parking: Yes (free)

Camping: Not at the lock.

BBQ/Picnic Tables: Picnic tables & BBQs

Washrooms: Yes

Power Supply: No

Garbage/Recycling: Yes

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

Public Telephone: Nearby


Local Supplies: short walk to the centre of Smiths Falls.

Hiking Trails: Smiths Falls Heritage Trail passes this lock.

Cell Phone Reception