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: #26-27 in flight
Lock Lift metres (feet): 4.9 (16.1)
Co-ordinates (Google maps): 44.89328, -76.00435
Civic Address: 9 Old Slys Road, Smiths Falls, Ontario
Lock Station Phone: 613-283-2663
Portage: Not recommended at this lock as it requires crossing a busy road. Lock transit is free for kayaks and canoes at this lock
Boat launch: No
Kayak/Canoe Launch: Yes
Previous Lock(Distance): Edmunds Lock (2.7)
Next Lock (Distance): Smiths Falls Combined Lock (1.4)
Parking: Yes (free) (opposite side of the road from the locks.
Camping: Yes ($), if arriving by water and also for cyclists and hikers.
BBQ/Picnic Tables: Picnic tables & BBQs
Power Supply: Nothing dedicated but you can charge electronics in the washrooms (not secure)
Potable (Drinking) Water: Yes, but do check with the lockmaster.
Public Telephone: No
Hiking Trails: Cross the road to the sports fields and there is a canal side walk that takes you all the way to the Smiths Falls Detached Lock.
Cell Phone Reception: