Guide to Detached Lock, Smith Falls – Rideau Canal

The Rideau Canal is due to open to navigation on May 20, 2022. Seasonal permits, including canoes and kayaks, are now available with significant discounts if purchased before March 31, 2022.
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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.

Boat launch: Yes

Kayak/Canoe Launch: Yes

Previous Lock(Distance): Smiths Falls Combined (0.6)

Next Lock (Distance): Poonamalie (3.7)


Parking: Yes (free)

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

BBQ/Picnic Tables: Picnic tables & BBQs

Washrooms: Yes, portable toilets.

Power Supply: No

Garbage/Recycling: Yes

Potable (Drinking) Water: No

Public Telephone: No


Local Supplies

Hiking Trails: From here you can follow a canal-side trail to Old Slys Lock.

Cell Phone Reception

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