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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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
Potable (Drinking) Water: No
Public Telephone: No
Hiking Trails: From here you can follow a canal-side trail to Old Slys Lock.
Cell Phone Reception