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.

Twenty-two lockstations – all except Ottawa Locks and Smith Falls Combined - offer camping to boaters, cyclists and hikers for a low fee (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.


Camp overnight at a lock station
Overnight mooring
Dock overnight at a lock station
Stay in an oTENTik
Experience camping like never before!
Historic accommodations
Stay at a historic canal house or cottage

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