Guide to Kingston Mills – 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: #46

Lock Lift metres (feet): 3.0 (9.8)

Lock Number(s)/Flights: #47-49 in flight

Lock Lift metres (feet): 10.7 (35.2)

Co-ordinates (Google maps): 44.29294, -76.44193

Civic Address:563 Kingston Mills Road, Kingston, Ontario

Lock Station Phone: 613-507-3188

Portage: Yes

Boat launch: No

Kayak/Canoe Launch: Yes

Previous Lock(Distance): Lower Brewers Lock (15.9)

Next Lock (Distance): Kingston Lasalle Causeway (6.9)


Parking: Yes (free)

Camping: Yes ($), if arriving by water and also for cyclists and hikers. Some people prefer to move on to Lower Brewers because of the frequent trains passing this location.

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: Yes


Local Supplies: About 1 km walk to Highway 15. Two convenience stores and a Tim Hortons (coffee shop).

Hiking Trails: Nothing specific but plenty of places to walk.

Cell Phone Reception

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