UPDATE - We have returned to seasonal flows on the Rideau Canal

Issued: May 20, 2022

UPDATE - May 25, 2022 - We have returned to seasonal flows on the Rideau Canal.

Smiths Falls, Ontario - May 19, 2022 – Recent rain events have prompted Parks Canada to anticipate potentially dangerous water flows and fast moving currents throughout much of the Rideau and Cataraqui Watersheds.

Parks Canada will be moving water over the next few days through the system in preparation for the opening of navigation.

The public is advised to exercise caution on or along the waterway and to avoid water control structures such as dams, spillways and locks.

For more information about the Rideau Canal, visit www.pc.gc.ca/rideau and follow us on Facebook and Twitter @RideauCanalNHS.