Guide to Ottawa Locks – 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: #1-8 in flight

Lock Lift metres (feet): 24.1 (79.1)

Co-ordinates (Google maps): 45.42653, -75.69876

Civic Address: 3 Canal Lane, Ottawa, Ontario

Lock Station Phone: 613-237-2309

Portage: No

Boat launch: No

Kayak/Canoe Launch: Yes, but not easy to get your boat here.

Previous Lock(Distance): Ottawa River (0)

Next Lock (Distance): Hartwells Locks (6.7)

Facilities

Parking: Yes ($) nearby

Camping: No

BBQ/Picnic Tables: No

Washrooms: Yes

Power Supply: No

Garbage/Recycling: Yes

Potable (Drinking) Water: Yes, but do check with the lockmaster.

Public Telephone: Nearby

Other

Local Supplies: Centre of the City of Ottawa. Many shopping options.

Hiking Trails: Lots of trail/walking tour options.

Cell Phone Reception:

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