Guide to Lower Brewers Lock – 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: #45

Lock Lift metres (feet): 4.0 (13.1)

Co-ordinates (Google maps): 44.38946, -76.32489

Civic Address: 1419 Washburn Road, Kingston, Ontario

Lock Station Phone: 613-539-6574

Portage: Yes

Boat launch: No

Kayak/Canoe Launch: Yes

Previous Lock(Distance): Upper Brewers Lock: (2.8)

Next Lock (Distance): Kingston Mills Locks (15.9)


Parking: Yes (free)

Camping: Yes ($), 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 check with lock staff first

Public Telephone: No


Local Supplies: No

Hiking Trails: No

Cell Phone Reception

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