The Carillon Canal, opened in 1833, 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.
Its location on the Ottawa River places it within the Montreal-Ottawa-Kingston inland shipping route.
The present-day canal is used almost exclusively for pleasure boating, includes only one lock, which raises and
lowers boats 20 m in a single operation.
Defy the Ottawa rapids and sail the Carillon Canal!