Rideau Canal National Historic Site of Canada

Facilities and Services
Take advantage of paddling docks at all lockstations.
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Facilities and Services

Parks Canada is pleased to announce that navigation charts for the Rideau Canal,1512 (Ottawa-Smiths Falls) and 1513 (Smiths Falls to Kingston) will continue to be sold at specific Rideau Canal sites. Charts will be available for 2013 Navigation Season opening. Find out more.

Most lockstations provide washrooms, parking for bicycles, first-aid, overnight dockage and picnic facilities, including tables, benches and barbecue grills. Boaters may camp overnight at most lockstations.

Click on the lockstation to view the services available at that site.

Hartwells (9-10)
Kilmarnock (24)
Narrows (35)
Hogs Back (11-12)
Edmonds (25)
Newboro (36)
Old Slys (26-27)
Chaffeys (37)

Smiths Falls Combined (29a) replaces three old lock chambers (originally numbers 28, 29 and 30)

Ottawa Locks (1-8)

3 Canal Lane
Ottawa, Ontario

GPS Coordinates: 45.424917, -75.695667

  • Washrooms *
  • Public telephone **
  • Water
  • Shore power
  • Day-use docking
  • Nautical charts
  • Indoor exhibit & museum
  • Enhanced interpretation
  • Self-guiding trail
  • Paddling docks

Hartwells (9-10)

901 Prince of Wales Drive
Ottawa, Ontario

GPS Coordinates: 45.3839, -75.700167

  • Boater camping
  • Washrooms *
  • Public telephone **
  • Water
  • Day-use docking
  • Picnic tables
  • Self-guiding trail
  • Paddling docks

Hogs Back (11-12)

795 Hogs Back Road
Ottawa, Ontario

GPS Coordinates: 45.370133, -75.699033

  • Boater camping
  • Washrooms *
  • Water
  • Ice **
  • Boat launch
  • Day-use docking
  • Nautical charts
  • Picnic tables
  • Self-guiding trail
  • Paddling docks

Black Rapids (13)

2453 Prince of Wales Drive
Ottawa, Ontario

GPS Coordinates: 45.32155, -75.69815

  • Boater camping
  • Washrooms *
  • Water
  • Shore power
  • Day-use docking
  • Paddling docks

Long Island (14-16)

390 Nicolls Island Road
Ottawa, Ontario

GPS Coordinates: 45.250417, -75.701867

  • Boater camping
  • Washrooms *
  • Water
  • Day-use docking
  • Nautical charts
  • Picnic tables
  • Paddling docks

Burritts Rapids (17)

673 River Road
North Grenville, Ontario

GPS Coordinates: 44.982367, -75.7868

  • Boater camping
  • Washrooms *
  • Barbecue grills
  • Water
  • Shore Power
  • Day-use docking
  • Nautical charts
  • Picnic tables
  • Self-guiding trail & lookout
  • Paddling docks

Lower Nicholsons (18)

41 Nicholson Lane
Merrickville-Wolford, Ontario

GPS Coordinates: 44.954683, -75.815933

  • Boater camping
  • Washrooms
  • Barbecue grills
  • Water
  • Day-use docking
  • Picnic tables
  • Paddling docks

Upper Nicholsons (19)

121 Andrewsville Road
Merrickville-Wolford, Ontario

GPS Coordinates: 44.951033, -75.817533

  • Boater camping
  • Washrooms *
  • Barbecue grills
  • Water
  • Picnic tables
  • Paddling docks

Clowes (20)

495 Heritage Drive
Montague, Ontario

GPS Coordinates: 44.945983, -75.8227

  • Boater camping
  • Washrooms *
  • Barbecue grills
  • Water
  • Day-use docking
  • Picnic tables
  • Paddling docks

Merrickville (21-23)

111A Main Street East
Merrickville-Wolford, Ontario

GPS Coordinates: 44.91655, -75.83775

  • Boater camping
  • Washrooms *
  • Public telephone **
  • Water
  • Shore power
  • Day-use docking
  • Picnic tables
  • Indoor exhibit & museum
  • Self-guiding trail
  • Paddling docks

Kilmarnock (24)

1424 Kilmarnock Road
Montague, Ontario

GPS Coordinates: 44.884583, -75.9304

  • Boater camping
  • Washrooms *
  • Water
  • Shore power
  • Day-use docking
  • Picnic tables
  • Paddling docks

Edmonds (25)

147 Edmonds Lock Lane
Merrickville-Wolford, Ontario

GPS Coordinates: 44.87765, -75.983767

  • Boater camping
  • Washrooms *
  • Water
  • Boat launch
  • Picnic tables
  • Paddling docks

Old Slys (26-27)

9 Old Slys Road
Smiths Falls, Ontario

GPS Coordinates: 44.8931, -76.004133

  • Boater camping
  • Washrooms *
  • Barbecue grills
  • Water
  • Picnic tables

Smiths Falls Combined (29a)

70 Confederation Drive
Smiths Falls, Ontario

GPS Coordinates: 44.8969, -76.02105

  • Boater camping **
  • Washrooms *
  • Public telephone **
  • Water
  • Day-use docking
  • Nautical charts
  • Picnic tables
  • Visitor Information Centre **
  • Self-guiding trail
  • Enhanced interpretation

Smiths Falls Detached (31)

62 Lombard Street
Smiths Falls, Ontario

GPS Coordinates: 44.895833, -76.027583

  • Boater camping
  • Washrooms *
  • Barbecue grills
  • Water
  • Boat launch
  • Day-use docking
  • Picnic tables
  • Paddling docks

Poonamalie (32)

22 Poonamalie Road
Rideau Lakes, Ontario

GPS Coordinates: 44.876967, -76.145767

  • Boater camping
  • Washrooms *
  • Barbecue grills
  • Water
  • Shore power
  • Boat launch
  • Day-use docking
  • Nautical charts
  • Picnic tables
  • Paddling docks

Lower Beveridges (33)

145 Beveridges Lock Road
Drummond/North Elmsley, Ontario

GPS Coordinates: 44.875067, -76.139733

  • Boater camping
  • Washrooms *
  • Water
  • Shore power
  • Boat launch
  • Day-use docking
  • Nautical charts
  • Picnic tables
  • Self-guiding trail
  • Paddling docks

Upper Beveridges (34)

171 Beveridges Lock Road
Drummond/North Elmsley, Ontario

GPS Coordinates: 44.876967, -76.145767

  • Boater camping
  • Washrooms *
  • Barbecue grills
  • Water
  • Shore power
  • Day-use docking
  • Picnic tables
  • Paddling docks

Colonel By Island

Rideau Lakes, ON

GPS Coordinates: 44.73425, -76.222167

  • Boater camping
  • Washrooms
  • Barbecue grills
  • Water
  • Day-use docking
  • Picnic tables
  • Self-guiding trail
  • Paddling docks

Narrows (35)

1275 Narrows Lock Road
Rideau Lakes, Ontario

GPS Coordinates: 44.702967, -76.295817

  • Boater camping
  • Washrooms
  • Barbecue grills
  • Water
  • Shore power
  • Day-use docking
  • Nautical charts
  • Picnic tables
  • Indoor exhibit
  • Paddling docks

Newboro (36)

10 Blockhouse Lane
Newboro, Ontario

GPS Coordinates: 44.645867, -76.32155

  • Boater camping
  • Washrooms *
  • Barbecue grills
  • Public telephone
  • Water
  • Ice
  • Shore power
  • Boat launch
  • Day-use docking
  • Nautical charts
  • Picnic tables
  • Paddling docks

Chaffeys (37)

1723 Chaffeys Lock Road
Rideau Lakes, Ontario

GPS Coordinates: 44.579183, -76.319667

  • Boater camping
  • Washrooms *
  • Barbecue grills
  • Water
  • Shore power
  • Boat launch
  • Day-use docking
  • Nautical charts
  • Picnic tables
  • Museum
  • Paddling docks

Davis (38)

1822 Davis Lock Road
Rideau Lakes, Ontario

GPS Coordinates: 44.56295, -76.292383

  • Boater camping
  • Washrooms *
  • Barbecue grills
  • Water
  • Ice
  • Shore Power
  • Day-use docking
  • Picnic tables
  • Paddling docks

Jones Falls (39-42)

182 Lock Road
Rideau Lakes, Ontario

GPS Coordinates: 44.5465, -76.239167

  • Boater camping
  • Washrooms *
  • Barbecue grills
  • Public telephone
  • Water
  • Day-use docking
  • Nautical charts
  • Picnic tables
  • Self-guiding trails
  • Paddling docks

Upper Brewers (43-44)

3000 Brewers Mills Road
Kingston, Ontario

GPS Coordinates: 44.412817, -76.3132

  • Boater camping
  • Washrooms
  • Barbecue grills
  • Water
  • Shore Power
  • Day-use docking
  • Picnic tables
  • Paddling docks

Lower Brewers (45)

1419 Washburn Road
Kingston, Ontario

GPS Coordinates: 44.389383, -76.324983

  • Boater camping
  • Washrooms *
  • Barbecue grills
  • Water
  • Shore power
  • Day-use docking
  • Picnic tables
  • Paddling docks

Kingston Mills (46-49)

563 Kingston Mills Road
Kingston, Ontario

GPS Coordinates: 44.2932, -76.44185

  • Boater camping
  • Washrooms *
  • Barbecue grills
  • Public telephone
  • Water
  • Day-use docking
  • Nautical charts
  • Picnic tables
  • Indoor exhibit
  • Self-guiding trail
  • Paddling docks

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