Carillon Canal National Historic Site
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.
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.
We've saved you a seat!
Since the summer of 2015, Parks Canada has installed a series of red Adirondack chairs at the Carillon Canal so that visitors can enjoy breathtaking views of the imposing lock and the rich historical and natural heritage of this exceptional site. What are you waiting for to discover them?