Camping update - June 3, 2021

Coronavirus (COVID-19) impacts

To align with the Ontario public health guidelines and to help limit the spread of COVID-19, Parks Canada is:
  • presently offering only limited visitor access and services in Ontario
  • automatically cancelling and refunding all reservations for national parks and national historic sites in Ontario for dates up to and including June 6, 2021. You do not need to do anything to cancel your reservation(s).

Visit the Covid-19 webpage for updates on park facilities and services.

When you spend the night on the Rideau Canal, you sleep beneath the stars surrounded by history. Awaken to the sounds of nature and start the next leg of your journey, or hang around the site and explore the historic lockstations. Choose from scenic campsites, beautifully restored historic accommodations, or a one-of-a-kind oTENTik.

Camping at lockstations

Scenic campsites accessible by land and water.

Equipped Camping

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


Experience camping like never before.

Historic accommodations

Heritage homes with modern comforts.

Overnight mooring

Boaters are welcome to moor their vessels overnight at lockstations on a first-come first-served basis with the purchase of a mooring permit. Mooring space is not guaranteed.

More information about overnight mooring