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Carillon Canal National Historic Site


Kayakers and pleasure boat sailing on the Carillon Canal

The Carillon Canal is a phenomenon in itself - fed by the water of the Ottawa River, the lock opens a 200 tonne guillotine gate to enable vessels to navigate an impressive 20-metre drop!

Have a family picnic amid a scenic landscape, then browse the old barracks which are now a museum. Curious to see a gigantic power station facility up close? Visits are free of charge.

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Lockage in progess at the Carillon Canal

Come see a boat drop 20 metres down a river through the Carillon Canal
Imagine a boat navigating a 20 metre drop in just 40 minutes! Witness this impressive manoeuvre at the Carillon lock.

Picnic with family on canal banks

Picnic with a view of the Carillon Canal
Immerse yourself in early 19th century atmosphere as you walk through the village of Carillon after picnicking in a country setting. Stop at the museum to discover the lifestyles of the area’s former inhabitants.

A couple is consulting an interpretation islet at Carillon Canal

The canal, the power station and the barracks: three historic monuments at Carillon
Three historic sites link engineering and history: the canal, which opened the way for trade, the hydroelectric power station that provides energy, and the barracks - now a museum - that tell of daily life in another era.

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