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Rideau Canal National Historic Site of Canada

Navigation Data

KM (miles) from
Ottawa
KM (miles) from
Kingston
Description
(locks & bridges)
Lock Lift
metres (feet)
Bridge Clearance
metres (feet)
Chart
Boat
Launch
0 (0) 202.1 (125.6) Ottawa River, Ottawa level=40.8m
(134 ft)
     
0 (0) 202.1 (125.6) Ottawa Locks #1-8 (in flight) 24.1 (79.1)   1512 #1  
0.3 (0.2) 201.8 (125.4) Bridge - Plaza - Fixed   7.9 (25.6)    
0.6 (0.4) 201.5 (125.4) Bridge - Mackenzie King - Fixed   8.2 (26.6)    
0.9 (0.5) 201.2 (125.0) Bridge - Laurier Ave - Fixed   8.2 (26.6)    
1.6 (1.0) 200.5 (124.6) Bridge - Corktown Foot Bridge - Fixed   8.2 (26.6)    
2.4 (1.5) 199.7 (124.1) Bridge - Queensway - Fixed   7.1 (23)    
2.6 (1.6) 199.5 (124.0) Bridge 1 - Pretoria Ave - Vertical Lift   3 (10) closed - 7 (22.7) open    
4.5 (2.8) 197.6 (122.8) Bridge - Bank St. - Fixed   8.8 (28.5)    
5.5 (3.4) 196.6 (122.2) Bridge - Bronson Ave - Fixed   6.7 (22.0)    
6.7 (4.2) 195.4 (121.4) Hartwells Locks #9-10 (in flight) 6.5 (21.5)      
8.2 (5.1) 193.9 (120.5) Bridge - Heron Rd - Fixed   8.5 (27.6)    
8.4 (5.2) 193.7 (120.4) Hogs Back Locks #11-12 (1 lift, 1 guard) 4.2 (13.8)     X
8.4 (5.2) 193.7 (120.4) Bridge 4 - Hogs Back - Swing   2.9 (9.4)    
11.9 (7.4) 190.2 (118.2) Bridge - CNR High Level - Fixed   9.5 (30.8)    
13.5 (8.4) 188.6 (117.2) Bridge - Hunt Club - Fixed   >16.0 (>50)    
15.0 (9.3) 187.1 (116.3) Black Rapids Lock #13 2.9 (9.5)      
16.0 (10.0) 186.1 (115.6) Park - Echo Lands       X
23.3 (14.5) 178.8 (111.1) Long Island Locks #14-16 (in flight) 7.6 (24.9)   1512 #2  
23.5 (14.6) 178.6 (111.0) Bridge 5 - Long Island - Swing   1.1 (3.6)    
25.9 (16.1) 176.2 (109.5) Manotick Public Wharf        X
26.0 (16.2) 176.1 (109.4) Bridge - Manotick High Level - Fixed   6.7 (22)    
36.5 (22.7) 165.6 (102.9) Bridge - Kars High Level - Fixed   6.7 (22)    
37.4 (23.3) 164.7 (102.3) Kars Public Wharf       X
39.9 (24.8) 162.2 (100.8) Park - W.A. Taylor Conservation Area       X
44.6 (27.7) 157.5 (97.9) Park - Baxter Conservation Area        
46.7 (29.0) 155.4 (96.6) Bridge - Hwy 416 High Level - Fixed   6.7 (22)    
49.9 (31.0) 152.2 (94.6) Channel to Kemptville**   3.4 (11)**    
50.9 (31.6) 151.2 (94.0) Park - Rideau River Provincial       X
52.1 (32.4) 150.0 (93.2) Bridge - Becketts High Level - Fixed   6.7 (22.0)    
64.0 (39.8) 138.1 (85.8) Burritts Rapids Lock #17 3.2 (10.5)   1512 #3  
65.1 (40.5) 137.0 (85.1) Bridge 9 - Burritts Rapids - Swing   3.2 (10.4)    
69.4 (43.1) 132.7 (82.5) Lower Nicholsons Lock #18 2.0 (6.5)      
69.7 (43.3) 132.4 (82.3) Upper Nicholsons Lock #19 2.3 (7.6)      
69.7 (43.3) 132.4 (82.3) Bridge 10 - Upper Nicholsons - Swing   3.6 (11.7)    
70.5 (43.8)131.6 (81.8)Clowes Lock #20 2.3 (7.6)    
73.2 (45.5)128.9 (80.1)Bridge - Merrickville - C.P.R. - Fixed  11.9 (39)   
73.8 (45.9)128.3 (79.7)Merrickville Lock #21 2.6 (8.7)    
74.0 (46.0)128.1 (79.6)Merrickville Lock #22 3.0 (10)    
74.2 (46.1)127.9 (79.5)Merrickville Lock #23 2.0 (6.2)    
74.2 (46.1)127.9 (79.5)Bridge 11 - Merrickville - Swing  2.9 (9.5)   
74.7 (46.4)127.4 (79.2)Lion's Park - Merrickville     X
86.7 (53.9)115.4 (71.7)Kilmarnock Lock #24 0.7 (2.3)    
86.7 (53.9)115.4 (71.7)Bridge 13 - Kilmarnock - Swing  2.9 (9.5)   
92.7 (57.6)109.4 (68.0)Edmunds Lock #25 2.8 (9.2)   X
95.4 (59.3)106.7 (66.3)Bridge - C.P.R. Railway - Fixed  9.1 (30)   
95.4 (59.3)106.7 (66.3)Old Slys Locks #26-27 (in flight) 4.9 (16.1)    
95.6 (59.4)106.5 (66.2)Bridge 15 - Olds Slys - Swing  2.2 (7.1)   
96.8 (60.2)105.3 (65.4)Bridge - Beckwith Street - Fixed  7.9 (26)   
96.8 (60.2)105.3 (65.4)Smiths Falls Combined Lock #29a 7.6 (25.6)Replaces old locks 28-30   
97.0 (60.3)105.1 (65.3)Victoria Park - Smiths Falls      
97.4 (60.5)104.7 (65.1)Bridge 19 - Abbot Street - Swing  1.9 (6.2)   
97.4 (60.5)104.7 (65.1)Smiths Falls Detached Lock #31 2.6 (8.5)   X
97.5 (60.6)104.6 (65.0)Bridge - C.N.R. - Bascule  Permanently open   
101.1 (62.8)101.0 (62.8)Poonamalie Lock #32 2.2 (7.2)  1513 #1X
103.0 (64.0)99.1 (61.6)Entrance to Lower Rideau Lake      
107.5 (66.8)94.6 (58.8)Diversion to Tay Canal To Perth
= Tay Canal
= 10.0 km
    
110.4 (68.6)91.7 (57.0)Tay Canal Entrance - Lower Rideau Lake      
Tay 0.3 (0.2)Tay 0.3 (0.2)Lower Beveridges Lock #33 (Tay Canal) 3.6 (12)   X
Tay 0.5 (0.3)Tay 0.5 (0.3)Bridge - Beveridges - Fixed  6.7 (22)   
Tay 0.9 (0.6)Tay 0.9 (0.6)Upper Beveridges Lock #34 (Tay Canal) 3.3 (10.9)    
Tay 9.2 (5.7)Tay 9.2 (5.7)Last Duel Park, Wharf - Perth      
Tay 9.3 (5.8)Tay 9.3 (5.8)Bridge - Craig Street, Perth - Fixed  2.1 (7)   
Tay 9.8 (6.1)Tay 9.8 (6.1)Bridge - Beckwith Street, Perth - Swing  1.6 (5.2)   
Tay 9.8 (6.1)Tay 9.8 (6.1)Bridge - Drummond Street, Perth - Fixed  2.9 (9.5)   
Tay 10.0 (6.2)Tay 10.0 (6.2)Perth Basin - Public Wharf      
Tay 10.1 (6.3)Tay 10.1 (6.3)Bridge - Gore Street, Perth - Fixed  2.7 (9)   
110.6 (68.7)91.5 (56.9)Rideau Ferry Yacht Club Conservation Area     X
111.5 (69.3) 90.7 (56.4) Public Dock, Oliver's Landing, Rideau Ferry        
111.7 (69.4)90.6 (56.3)Bridge 26 - Rideau Ferry - Fixed  8.0 (26.0)   
119.4 (74.2)82.7 (51.4)Park - Murphy's Point Provincial Park     X
123.1 (76.5)79.0 (49.1)Diversion to Portland    1513 #2 
126.8 (78.8)75.3 (46.8)Colonel By Island (Livingston Island)      
133.6 (83.0)68.5 (42.6)Portland Public Wharf      
133.6 (83.0)68.5 (42.6)Park - John McKenzie, Portland     X
132.4 (82.3)69.7 (43.3)Narrows Lock #35 0.8 (2.6)    
132.4 (82.3)69.7 (43.3)Bridge 27 - The Narrows - Swing  1.2 (3.9)   
133.9 (83.2)68.2 (42.4)Diversion to Westport    1513 #2,3 
140.8 (87.5) 61.3 (38.1)Westport Public Wharf      
140.2 (87.1)61.9 (38.5)Bridge - Newboro High Level - Fixed  8.2 (27)   
140.8 (87.5)61.3 (38.1)Newboro Lock #36 2.7 (8.9)    
140.7 (87.4)61.4 (38.2)Newboro Public Wharf     X
146.0 (90.7)56.1 (34.9)Ferry - cable (auto/foot)    1513 #3 
148.2 (92.1)53.9 (33.5)Bridge - C.N.R. High Level - Fixed  9.1 (29.5)   
148.7 (92.4)53.4 (33.2)Chaffeys Lock #37 3.4 (11.2)   X
148.7 (92.4)53.4 (33.2)Bridge 30 - Chaffeys - Swing  1.8 (5.9)   
152.0 (94.5)50.1 (31.1)Davis Lock #38 2.7 (8.9)    
158.4 (98.4)43.7 (27.2)Bridge - Officers Quarters - Fixed  7.0 (22.7)   
159.0 (98.8)43.1 (26.8)Jones Falls Lock #39 4.2 (13.7)  1513 #4 
159.2 (98.9)42.9 (26.7)Jones Falls Locks #40-42, in flight 13.2 (43.4)    
161.4 (100.3)40.7 (25.3)Diversion to Morton      
165.6 (102.9)36.5 (22.7)Morton Dam      
166.2 (103.3)35.9 (22.3)Diversion to Seeley's Bay      
167.2 (103.9)34.9 (21.7)Seeley's Bay Public Wharf     X
170.0 (105.6)32.1 (19.9)Bridge 36 - Brass Point - Swing  1.2 (3.9)   
176.5 (109.7)25.6 (15.9)Upper Brewers Locks #43-44 (in flight) 5.9 (19.4)    
177.0 (110.0)25.1 (15.6)Bridge - Sunbury Rd. - Fixed  6.7 (22.0)   
179.3 (111.4)22.8 (14.2)Bridge 39 - Lower Brewers - Swing  1.3 (4.2)   
179.3 (111.4)22.8 (14.2)Lower Brewers (Washburn) Lock #45 4.0 (13.1)    
195.0 (121.2)7.1 (4.4)Bridge 41 - Kingston Mills - Swing  2.3 (7.5)   
195.2 (121.3)7.1 (4.4)Kingston Mills Lock #46 3.0 (9.8)    
195.2 (121.3)6.9 (4.3)Kingston Mills Locks #47-49 (in flight) 10.7 (35.2)    
195.2 (121.3)6.9 (4.3)Bridge - C.N.R. High Level - Fixed  8.2 (26.6)   
196.0 (121.8)6.1 (3.8)Bridge - Hwy 401 - Fixed  6.7 (22.0)   
202.1 (125.6)0 (0)Kingston Lasalle Causeway***  4.3 (14)***   
202.1 (125.6)0 (0)Kingston Lasalle Causeway - Bascule Lift Bridge***  0.6 (2.0)***   
 km (mi)Lake Ontario  elevation: 74m (242.8 ft)   
KM (miles) from
Ottawa
KM (miles) from
Kingston
Description
(locks & bridges)
Lock Lift
metres (feet)
Bridge Clearance
metres (feet)
Chart
Boat
Launch

* Additional boat launch ramps can be found at private marinas.
** Kemptville Creek is shallow (4 - 5 feet); Kemptville bridge clearance 2.1 m (6.8 ft)
*** Small craft under 4.3 m (14 ft) vertical clearance may pass through La Salle Causeway by using boat channels at its eastern end.