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Trent-Severn Waterway National Historic Site of Canada

Public Safety

Safety for the public and staff at all of the dams and locks on the Trent-Severn Waterway is Parks Canada's highest concern. The Waterway connects Lake Ontario with Georgian Bay and the watersheds cover an area nearly four times the size of Prince Edward Island. Within our responsibility are over 120 water control structures that are part of the water control system used manage the water levels throughout the Trent-Severn Watershed. It is important that the public are educated about safety and that the structures are maintained for generations to come.

June 15, 2012
Water Safety at Dams
Dams are not safe places for swimming or boating. Stay Clear. Stay Safe. The following links demonstrate and talk about the dangers of undertows and fast waters at dams and nearby shorelines.


November 17, 2011
Dam at Lock 23 Trail Closure Trent-Severn Waterway
The Superintendent of the Trent-Severn Waterway National Historic Site of Canada advises that the Trent Rapids trail loop crossing the dams at Locks 22 and 23 will be closed due to public safety concerns.