Sleep surrounded by history and nature 

Sleep beneath the stars and awaken to bird calls when you spend the night at one of the historic Rideau Canal lockstations, enjoying a classic Canadian backcountry setting with the facilities of a well-serviced camp site.

24 lock stations, except Ottawa Locks, Hogs Back, Smiths Falls Combined, Old Slys, & Brass Point Bridge offer camping to boaters & land-based visitors (boaters paying for overnight mooring camp for free).

Each is unique and staff is happy to share the history and 19th century technology that has them hand-operating the locks much as they were during their first days in 1832.


Lockstation camping

Children inside a tent


Camp overnight at a lock station

Camping at a lockstation
Boats moored at lockstation

Overnight Mooring

Dock overnight at a lock station

Moor overnight at a lockstation

Make your camping experience hassle-free!

Children sitting around a picnic table

Equipped Camping

No gear? No problem! We've got you covered!

Equipped camping at a lockstation 
A group sitting around a campfire with an oTENTik in the background


Experience camping like never before

Learn more about oTENTiks
Exterior of the Newboro cottage

Historic Accommodations

Experience a holiday you’ll never forget.

Stay at a historic canal house or cottage

Reserve your stay!
1-877-RESERVE (737- 3783)