ATTENTION - Due to COVID-19, the Visitor Centres on the Rideau Canal are closed for the 2020 navigation season.

Please refer to the information below for complete details regarding facilities and services currently offered at each lockstation on the Rideau Canal National Historic Site.

General information

Public Washrooms

Where public washroom facilities are available:

  • Limited access; 1 person or family at a time
  • Physical distancing rules will apply (stay 6ft apart, wash your hands)
  • Increased cleaning protocols in place

Camping

Boater-based camping only:

  • 1 camping tent will be allowed to boaters with a valid Mooring Permit
  • Space is allocated by the Lockmaster on a first-come, first-served basis

Facilities and Services by Lockstation

Ottawa (1-8)

Open for Lockage

Open for Mooring

Public Washrooms Open (1) + portable toilets

Potable Water available

No camping or roofed accommodations

Green Spaces open

Hartwells (9-10)

Open for Lockage

Open for Mooring

Public Washrooms open (1)

Potable Water available

Boater-based camping only (1 tent)

Green Spaces open

Hogs Back (11-12)

Open for Lockage

Open for Mooring

Public Washrooms open (1)

Potable Water available

No camping or roofed accommodations

Green Spaces open

Black Rapids (13)

Open for Lockage

Open for Mooring

Public Washrooms open (1)

Potable Water available

Boater-based camping only (1 tent)

Green Spaces open

Long Island (14-16)

Open for Lockage

Open for Mooring

Public Washrooms open (1) + temporary facility

Potable Water available

Boater-based camping only (1 tent)

Green Spaces open

Buritts Rapids (17)

Open for Lockage

Open for Mooring

Public Washrooms Open (1)

Potable Water available

Boater-based camping only (1 tent)

Green Spaces open

Lower Nicholsons (18)

Firewood available

Open for Lockage

Open for Mooring

Public Washrooms Open (1)

Potable Water available

Boater-based camping only (1 tent)

Green Spaces open

Upper Nicholsons (19)

Firewood available

Open for Lockage

Open for Mooring

Public Washrooms Open (1) +No Showers

Potable Water available

Boater-based camping only (1 tent)

Green Spaces open

Clowes (20)

Open for Lockage

Open for Mooring

Public Washrooms open (1)

Potable Water available

Boater-based camping only (1 tent)

Green Spaces open

Merrickville (21-23)

Open for Lockage

Open for Mooring

Public Washrooms Open (1)

Potable Water available

Boater-based camping only (1 tent)

Green Spaces open

Kilmarnock (24)

Open for Lockage

Open for Mooring

Public Washrooms Open (1)

Potable Water available

Boater-based camping only (1 tent)

Green Spaces open

Edmonds (25)

Open for Lockage

Open for Mooring

Portable toilets available

Potable Water available

Boater-based camping only (1 tent)

Green Spaces open

Old Slys (26-27)

Open for Lockage

Open for Mooring

Public Washrooms Open (1)

Potable Water available

No camping or roofed accommodations

Green Spaces open

Smith Falls Combined (29a)

Open for Lockage

Open for Mooring

Public Washrooms Open (1)

Potable Water available

No camping or roofed accommodations

Green Spaces open

Smith Falls Detached (31)

Open for Lockage

Open for Mooring

Portable washrooms available

Potable Water available

Boater-based camping only (1 tent)

Green Spaces open

Poonamalie (32)

Open for Lockage

Open for Mooring

Public Washrooms Open (1)

Potable Water available

Boater-based camping only (1 tent)

Green Spaces open

Lower Beveridges (33)

Ice & Firewood available

Open for Lockage

Open for Mooring

Public Washrooms open (1)

Potable Water available

Boater-based camping only (1 tent)

Green Spaces open

Upper Beveridges (34)

Ice & Firewood available

Open for Lockage

Open for Mooring

Public Washrooms open (1)

Potable Water available

Boater-based camping only (1 tent)

Green Spaces open

Narrows (35)

Ice available

Open for Lockage

Open for Mooring

Public Washrooms Open (1)

Potable Water available

Boater-based camping only (1 tent)

Green Spaces open

Newboro (36)

Ice available

Open for Lockage

Open for Mooring

Public Washrooms open (1)

Potable Water available

Boater-based camping only (1 tent)

Green Spaces open

Chaffeys (37)

Ice available

Open for Lockage

Open for Mooring

Public Washrooms open (1)

Potable Water available

Boater-based camping only (1 tent)

Green Spaces closed

Davis (38)

Ice available

Open for Lockage

Open for Mooring

Portable toilets available

Potable Water available

Boater-based camping only (1 tent)

Green Spaces open

Ice available

Jones Falls (39-42)

Open for Lockage

Open for Mooring

Public Washrooms Open (1)

Potable Water available

Boater-based camping only (1 tent)

Green Spaces open

Lower Brewers (43-44)

Ice available

Open for Lockage

Open for Mooring

Public Washrooms Open (1)

Potable Water available

Boater-based camping only (1 tent)

Green Spaces open

Upper Brewers (45)

Ice available

Open for Lockage

Open for Mooring

Public Washrooms Open (1) + No Showers

Potable Water available

Boater-based camping only (1 tent)

Green Spaces open

Kingston Mills (46-49)

Open for Lockage

Open for Mooring

Public Washrooms open (1)

Potable Water available

Boater-based camping only (1 tent)

Green Spaces open