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.
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: