Guide to Hogs Back Locks – 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: #11-12 1 lift, 1 guard

Lock Lift metres (feet): 4.4 (14.5)

Co-ordinates (Google maps): 45.37018, -75.69925

Civic Address: 795 Hogs Back Road, Ottawa, Ontario

Lock Station Phone: 613-224-5033

Portage: Yes

Boat launch: Yes

Kayak/Canoe Launch: Yes

Previous Lock(Distance): Hartwells Locks

Next Lock (Distance): Black Rapids Lock


Parking: Yes (free)

Camping: Yes BUT not recommended because of nighttime activity ($). Available 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: Yes

Cell Phone Reception:

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