Carillon Canal National Historic Site

Learning Experiences

Boats leaving the lock and others on the dock awaiting next lockage upstream. To the right, Carillon park.
Lockage in progress
© Parks Canada / Jean Mercier / 2002

Opened in 1833, the Carillon Canal bypasses the rapids of the Ottawa River, especially those at Long-Sault. Originally built for military purposes, the canal was used for commerce from the outset.

To learn more about the Carillon Canal National Historic Site, journey through the interpretation panels circuit. Discover Carillon Canal's history, role and operational manoeuvers.

Visit to the Carillon Hydroelectric Dam

A free visit for the entire family. Reservations for groups of more than 10 persons. For further information, call 1-800-365-5229 or visit the Web site of the Carillon generating plant (only in French).