Parks Canada staffs and operates 26 individual lockstations along the Rideau Canal National Historic Site during its annual operating season (May to October). Various amenities (including: washrooms, shore power, camping and accommodations, visitor information) and different levels of lockage and mooring services may be available at each site at any given time in the operating season. Access to facilities and services is subject to change throughout the season. Please refer to the lockstation list below for the status of our facilities and services for the current season.

2021 Season - Facilities and Services by Lockstation

Last updated: June 14, 2021

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

North to South

Ottawa (Locks 1-8)

  • Lockage: OPEN (see Hours of Operation)
  • Mooring: OPEN (see Overnight mooring)
  • Public washrooms: OPEN (with additional portable toilets)
  • Green spaces: LIMITED - Construction
  • Potable water: YES
  • Camping: NOT AVAILABLE

Hartwells (9-10)

  • Lockage: OPEN (see Hours of Operation)
  • Mooring: OPEN (see Overnight mooring)
  • Public washrooms: OPEN (1)
  • Green spaces: OPEN
  • Potable water: YES
  • Camping: Boater based camping only

Hogs Back (Locks 11-12)

  • Lockage: OPEN (see Hours of Operation)
  • Mooring: CLOSED - Construction (see Overnight mooring)
  • Public washrooms: OPEN (1)
  • Green spaces: OPEN
  • Potable water: YES
  • Camping: Boater based camping only

Black Rapids (Lock 13)

Long Island (Locks 14-16)

  • Lockage: OPEN (see Hours of Operation)
  • Mooring: OPEN (see Overnight mooring)
  • Public washrooms: OPEN (1 + addiitonal portable toilets
  • Green spaces: OPEN
  • Potable water: YES
  • Camping: Boater based camping only

Buritts Rapids (Lock 17)

  • Lockage: OPEN (see Hours of Operation)
  • Mooring: OPEN (see Overnight mooring)
  • Public washrooms: OPEN (1)
  • Green spaces: OPEN
  • Potable water: YES
  • Camping: Boater based camping only

Lower Nicholsons (18)

  • Lockage: OPEN (see Hours of Operation)
  • Mooring: OPEN (see Overnight mooring)
  • Public washrooms: CLOSED
  • Green spaces: OPEN
  • Potable water: NO
  • Camping: Boater based camping only
  • oTENTik: CLOSED

Upper Nicholsons (19)

  • Lockage: OPEN (see Hours of Operation)
  • Mooring: OPEN (see Overnight mooring)
  • Public washrooms: OPEN (1)
  • Green spaces: OPEN
  • Potable water: NO
  • Camping: Boater based camping onlyE
  • oTENTik: CLOSED

Clowes (20)

  • Lockage: OPEN (see Hours of Operation)
  • Mooring: OPEN (see Overnight mooring)
  • Public washrooms: OPEN (1+ additional portable toilets)
  • Green spaces: OPEN
  • Potable water: YES
  • Camping: Boater based camping only

Merrickville (21-23)

  • Lockage: OPEN (see Hours of Operation)
  • Mooring: OPEN (see Overnight mooring)
  • Public washrooms: OPEN (1)
  • Green spaces: OPEN
  • Potable water: YES
  • Camping: Boater based camping only

Kilmarnock (24)

  • Lockage: OPEN (see Hours of Operation)
  • Mooring: OPEN (see Overnight mooring)
  • Public washrooms: OPEN (1)
  • Green spaces: OPEN
  • Potable water: YES
  • Camping: Boater based camping only

Edmonds (25)

  • Lockage: OPEN (see Hours of Operation)
  • Mooring: OPEN (see Overnight mooring)
  • Public washrooms: OPEN 1 (+ additional portable toilets)
  • Green spaces: OPEN
  • Potable water: YES
  • Camping: Boater based camping only

Old Slys (26-27)

Smiths Falls Combined (29a)

Smiths Falls detached (31)

  • Lockage: OPEN (see Hours of Operation)
  • Mooring: OPEN (see Overnight mooring)
  • Public washrooms: OPEN (1)
  • Green spaces: OPEN
  • Potable water: YES
  • Camping: Boater based camping only

Poonamalie (32)

Lower Beveridges (33)

  • Lockage: OPEN (see Hours of Operation)
  • Mooring: OPEN (see Overnight mooring)
  • Public washrooms: OPEN (1)
  • Green spaces: OPEN
  • Potable water: YES
  • Camping: Boater based camping only
  • Lockmaster's House: OPEN

Upper Beveridges (34)

  • Lockage: OPEN (see Hours of Operation)
  • Mooring: OPEN (see Overnight mooring)
  • Public washrooms: OPEN (1)
  • Green spaces: OPEN
  • Potable water: YES
  • Camping: Boater based camping only
  • oTENTik: CLOSED

Narrows (35)

  • Lockage: OPEN (see Hours of Operation)
  • Mooring: OPEN (see Overnight mooring)
  • Public washrooms: OPEN (1)
  • Green spaces: OPEN
  • Potable water: YES
  • Camping: Boater based camping only

Newboro (36)

  • Lockage: OPEN (see Hours of Operation)
  • Mooring: OPEN (see Overnight mooring)
  • Public washrooms: OPEN (1)
  • Green spaces: OPEN
  • Potable water: YES
  • Camping: Boater based camping only
  • Lockmaster's House: OPEN

Chaffeys (37)

  • Lockage: OPEN (see Hours of Operation)
  • Mooring: OPEN (see Overnight mooring)
  • Public washrooms: OPEN (1)
  • Green spaces: OPEN
  • Potable water: YES
  • Camping: Boater based camping only

Davis (38)

  • Lockage: OPEN (see Hours of Operation)
  • Mooring: OPEN (see Overnight mooring)
  • Public washrooms: OPEN (1+ additional portable toilets)
  • Green spaces: OPEN
  • Potable water: YES
  • Camping: Boater based camping only
  • Lockmaster's House: OPEN

Jones Falls (39-42)

  • Lockage: OPEN (see Hours of Operation)
  • Mooring: OPEN (see Overnight mooring)
  • Public washrooms: OPEN (1)
  • Green spaces: LIMITED - Construction
  • Potable water: YES
  • Camping: Boater based camping only

Upper Brewers (43-44)

  • Lockage: OPEN (see Hours of Operation)
  • Mooring: OPEN (see Overnight mooring)
  • Public washrooms: OPEN (1)
  • Green spaces: OPEN
  • Potable water: YES
  • Camping: Boater based camping only
  • oTENTik: CLOSED

Lower Brewers (45)

  • Lockage: OPEN (see Hours of Operation)
  • Mooring: OPEN (see Overnight mooring)
  • Public washrooms: CLOSED
  • Green spaces: OPEN
  • Potable water: NO
  • Camping: Boater based camping only
  • oTENTik: CLOSED

Kingston Mills (46-49)

  • Lockage: OPEN (see Hours of Operation)
  • Mooring: CLOSED (see Overnight mooring)
  • Public washrooms: OPEN (1)
  • Green spaces: OPEN
  • Potable water: YES
  • Camping: Boater based camping only