Guide to Newboro Lock – Rideau Canal

Lock Station Dates & Hours: the system usually opens around the Victoria Day weekend at the end of May and closes around the Canadian Thanksgiving in early October. The last day of operation for 2021 is 11th October. Lock hours vary with season and can be viewed on the official Rideau Canal site.

NOTE: this is the highest point of the canal and the point at which the red/green navigation markers change sides.

General Information

Lock Number(s)/Flights: #36

Lock Lift metres (feet): 2.7 (8.9)

Co-ordinates (Google maps): 44.65590,-76.32151

Civic Address: 10 Blockhouse Lane, Newboro, Ontario

Lock Station Phone: 613-507-3183

Portage: Yes

Boat launch: Municipal nearby ($)

Kayak/Canoe Launch: Yes

Previous Lock(Distance): Narrows Lock (8.4)

Next Lock (Distance): Chaffeys Lock (7.9)


Parking: Yes (free), note the gate closes and is locked at 4:00 pm.

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 do check with the lockmaster.

Public Telephone: Yes


Local Supplies:

Hiking Trails: No

Cell Phone Reception:

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