Spend the night on the historic Rideau Canal!
or at most lock stations
Have a unique nautical experience for at an affordable price. Relax, enjoy activities nearby and be the first one to lock through in the morning.
Mooring is offered on a first-come, first-served basis.
Vessel length is used to calculate lockage and mooring fees.
Advantages of Overnight Mooring
- Save time by being the first ones to lock through
- Enjoy a unique low-cost experience
- Access to bathrooms (Check with the lock operators)
- Captivating stop in your journey
- Unlimited access to surrounding attractions and services
- Mooring docks cannot be reserved. Contact lock operators for availability.
Vessel owners wishing to moor overnight at lock and bridge stations should check in with lock staff upon arrival.
Boaters are responsible for the care of their vessels during the mooring period. Vessels should not be left unattended for long periods of time.
Check out time in the morning is 11:00 a.m.
Blue lines are often used for additional mooring spaces following the day's last lockage. However, boaters must move their vessels off the blue line before the lock opens the next day.
Rafting of vessels is only permitted at lock and bridge stations from the close of navigation for the day to opening the next morning. Boaters on the wall are not required to accept rafting. Rafted vessels are charged the same mooring fee as vessels on the wall.
Vessels towing a boat (aluminum, fiberglass, rubber dingy or personal watercraft) regardless of size, with or without an engine, will require a lockage permit for the towed craft. A mooring permit for a towed vessel is also a requirement.