Guide to Upper Brewers 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.

General Information

Number of Locks/Flights: #43-44 in flight

Lock Lift metres (feet): 5.9 (19.4)

Co-ordinates: 44.41283, -76.31338

Civic Address: 3000 Brewers Mills Road, Kingston, Ontario

Lock Station Phone: 613-539-6847

Portage: Yes

Boat launch: No

Kayak/Canoe Launch: Yes

Previous Lock(Distance): Jones Falls Locks (17.2)

Next Lock (Distance): Lower Brewers Lock (2.8)


Parking: Yes (free)

Camping: Yes ($), if arriving by water and also for cyclists and hikers.

BBQ/Picnic Tables

Washrooms: Yes

Power Supply: Nothing dedicated but you can charge electronics I 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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