Rideau Canal Navigation Data
KM (miles) from
Ottawa
KM (miles) from
Kingston
Description
(locks & bridges)
Lock Lift
metres (feet)
Bridge Clearance
metres (feet)
Chart
Boat
Launch
0 (0) 202.1 (125.6) Ottawa River, Ottawa level=40.8m
(134 ft)
     
0 (0) 202.1 (125.6) Ottawa Locks #1-8 (in flight) 24.1 (79.1)   1512 #1  
0.3 (0.2) 201.8 (125.4) Bridge - Plaza - Fixed   7.9 (25.6)    
0.6 (0.4) 201.5 (125.4) Bridge - Mackenzie King - Fixed   8.2 (26.6)    
0.9 (0.5) 201.2 (125.0) Bridge - Laurier Ave - Fixed   8.2 (26.6)    
1.6 (1.0) 200.5 (124.6) Bridge - Corktown Foot Bridge - Fixed   8.2 (26.6)    
2.4 (1.5) 199.7 (124.1) Bridge - Queensway - Fixed   7.1 (23)    
2.6 (1.6) 199.5 (124.0) Bridge 1 - Pretoria Ave - Vertical Lift   3 (10) closed - 7 (22.7) open    
4.5 (2.8) 197.6 (122.8) Bridge - Bank St. - Fixed   8.8 (28.5)    
5.5 (3.4) 196.6 (122.2) Bridge - Bronson Ave - Fixed   6.7 (22.0)    
6.7 (4.2) 195.4 (121.4) Hartwells Locks #9-10 (in flight) 6.5 (21.5)      
8.2 (5.1) 193.9 (120.5) Bridge - Heron Rd - Fixed   8.5 (27.6)    
8.4 (5.2) 193.7 (120.4) Hogs Back Locks #11-12 (1 lift, 1 guard) 4.2 (13.8)     X
8.4 (5.2) 193.7 (120.4) Bridge 4 - Hogs Back - Swing   2.9 (9.4)    
11.9 (7.4) 190.2 (118.2) Bridge - CNR High Level - Fixed   9.5 (30.8)    
13.5 (8.4) 188.6 (117.2) Bridge - Hunt Club - Fixed   >16.0 (>50)    
15.0 (9.3) 187.1 (116.3) Black Rapids Lock #13 2.9 (9.5)      
16.0 (10.0) 186.1 (115.6) Park - Echo Lands       X
23.3 (14.5) 178.8 (111.1) Long Island Locks #14-16 (in flight) 7.6 (24.9)   1512 #2  
23.5 (14.6) 178.6 (111.0) Bridge 5 - Long Island - Swing   1.1 (3.6)    
25.9 (16.1) 176.2 (109.5) Manotick Public Wharf        X
26.0 (16.2) 176.1 (109.4) Bridge - Manotick High Level - Fixed   6.7 (22)    
36.5 (22.7) 165.6 (102.9) Bridge - Kars High Level - Fixed   6.7 (22)    
37.4 (23.3) 164.7 (102.3) Kars Public Wharf       X
39.9 (24.8) 162.2 (100.8) Park - W.A. Taylor Conservation Area       X
44.6 (27.7) 157.5 (97.9) Park - Baxter Conservation Area        
46.7 (29.0) 155.4 (96.6) Bridge - Hwy 416 High Level - Fixed   6.7 (22)    
49.9 (31.0) 152.2 (94.6) Channel to Kemptville**   3.4 (11)**    
50.9 (31.6) 151.2 (94.0) Park - Rideau River Provincial       X
52.1 (32.4) 150.0 (93.2) Bridge - Becketts High Level - Fixed   6.7 (22.0)    
64.0 (39.8) 138.1 (85.8) Burritts Rapids Lock #17 3.2 (10.5)   1512 #3  
65.1 (40.5) 137.0 (85.1) Bridge 9 - Burritts Rapids - Swing   3.2 (10.4)    
69.4 (43.1) 132.7 (82.5) Lower Nicholsons Lock #18 2.0 (6.5)      
69.7 (43.3) 132.4 (82.3) Upper Nicholsons Lock #19 2.3 (7.6)      
69.7 (43.3) 132.4 (82.3) Bridge 10 - Upper Nicholsons - Swing   3.6 (11.7)    
70.5 (43.8) 131.6 (81.8) Clowes Lock #20 2.3 (7.6)      
73.2 (45.5) 128.9 (80.1) Bridge - Merrickville - C.P.R. - Fixed   11.9 (39)    
73.8 (45.9) 128.3 (79.7) Merrickville Lock #21 2.6 (8.7)      
74.0 (46.0) 128.1 (79.6) Merrickville Lock #22 3.0 (10)      
74.2 (46.1) 127.9 (79.5) Merrickville Lock #23 2.0 (6.2)      
74.2 (46.1) 127.9 (79.5) Bridge 11 - Merrickville - Swing   2.9 (9.5)    
74.7 (46.4) 127.4 (79.2) Lion's Park - Merrickville       X
86.7 (53.9) 115.4 (71.7) Kilmarnock Lock #24 0.7 (2.3)      
86.7 (53.9) 115.4 (71.7) Bridge 13 - Kilmarnock - Swing   2.9 (9.5)    
92.7 (57.6) 109.4 (68.0) Edmunds Lock #25 2.8 (9.2)     X
95.4 (59.3) 106.7 (66.3) Bridge - C.P.R. Railway - Fixed   9.1 (30)    
95.4 (59.3) 106.7 (66.3) Old Slys Locks #26-27 (in flight) 4.9 (16.1)      
95.6 (59.4) 106.5 (66.2) Bridge 15 - Olds Slys - Swing   2.2 (7.1)    
96.8 (60.2) 105.3 (65.4) Bridge - Beckwith Street - Fixed   7.9 (26)    
96.8 (60.2) 105.3 (65.4) Smiths Falls Combined Lock #29a 7.6 (25.6) Replaces old locks 28-30    
97.0 (60.3) 105.1 (65.3) Victoria Park - Smiths Falls        
97.4 (60.5) 104.7 (65.1) Bridge 19 - Abbot Street - Swing   1.9 (6.2)    
97.4 (60.5) 104.7 (65.1) Smiths Falls Detached Lock #31 2.6 (8.5)     X
97.5 (60.6) 104.6 (65.0) Bridge - C.N.R. - Bascule   Permanently open    
101.1 (62.8) 101.0 (62.8) Poonamalie Lock #32 2.2 (7.2)   1513 #1 X
103.0 (64.0) 99.1 (61.6) Entrance to Lower Rideau Lake        
107.5 (66.8) 94.6 (58.8) Diversion to Tay Canal To Perth
= Tay Canal
= 10.0 km
     
110.4 (68.6) 91.7 (57.0) Tay Canal Entrance - Lower Rideau Lake        
Tay 0.3 (0.2) Tay 0.3 (0.2) Lower Beveridges Lock #33 (Tay Canal) 3.6 (12)     X
Tay 0.5 (0.3) Tay 0.5 (0.3) Bridge - Beveridges - Fixed   6.7 (22)    
Tay 0.9 (0.6) Tay 0.9 (0.6) Upper Beveridges Lock #34 (Tay Canal) 3.3 (10.9)      
Tay 9.2 (5.7) Tay 9.2 (5.7) Last Duel Park, Wharf - Perth        
Tay 9.3 (5.8) Tay 9.3 (5.8) Bridge - Craig Street, Perth - Fixed   2.1 (7)    
Tay 9.8 (6.1) Tay 9.8 (6.1) Bridge - Beckwith Street, Perth - Swing   1.6 (5.2)    
Tay 9.8 (6.1) Tay 9.8 (6.1) Bridge - Drummond Street, Perth - Fixed   2.9 (9.5)    
Tay 10.0 (6.2) Tay 10.0 (6.2) Perth Basin - Public Wharf        
Tay 10.1 (6.3) Tay 10.1 (6.3) Bridge - Gore Street, Perth - Fixed   2.7 (9)    
110.6 (68.7) 91.5 (56.9) Rideau Ferry Yacht Club Conservation Area       X
111.5 (69.3) 90.7 (56.4) Public Dock, Oliver's Landing, Rideau Ferry        
111.7 (69.4) 90.6 (56.3) Bridge 26 - Rideau Ferry - Fixed   8.0 (26.0)    
119.4 (74.2) 82.7 (51.4) Park - Murphy's Point Provincial Park       X
123.1 (76.5) 79.0 (49.1) Diversion to Portland     1513 #2  
126.8 (78.8) 75.3 (46.8) Colonel By Island (Livingston Island)        
133.6 (83.0) 68.5 (42.6) Portland Public Wharf        
133.6 (83.0) 68.5 (42.6) Park - John McKenzie, Portland       X
132.4 (82.3) 69.7 (43.3) Narrows Lock #35 0.8 (2.6)      
132.4 (82.3) 69.7 (43.3) Bridge 27 - The Narrows - Swing   1.2 (3.9)    
133.9 (83.2) 68.2 (42.4) Diversion to Westport     1513 #2,3  
140.8 (87.5) 61.3 (38.1) Westport Public Wharf        
140.2 (87.1) 61.9 (38.5) Bridge - Newboro High Level - Fixed   8.2 (27)    
140.8 (87.5) 61.3 (38.1) Newboro Lock #36 2.7 (8.9)      
140.7 (87.4) 61.4 (38.2) Newboro Public Wharf       X
146.0 (90.7) 56.1 (34.9) Ferry - cable (auto/foot)     1513 #3  
148.2 (92.1) 53.9 (33.5) Bridge - C.N.R. High Level - Fixed   9.1 (29.5)    
148.7 (92.4) 53.4 (33.2) Chaffeys Lock #37 3.4 (11.2)     X
148.7 (92.4) 53.4 (33.2) Bridge 30 - Chaffeys - Swing   1.8 (5.9)    
152.0 (94.5) 50.1 (31.1) Davis Lock #38 2.7 (8.9)      
158.4 (98.4) 43.7 (27.2) Bridge - Officers Quarters - Fixed   7.0 (22.7)    
159.0 (98.8) 43.1 (26.8) Jones Falls Lock #39 4.2 (13.7)   1513 #4  
159.2 (98.9) 42.9 (26.7) Jones Falls Locks #40-42, in flight 13.2 (43.4)      
161.4 (100.3) 40.7 (25.3) Diversion to Morton        
165.6 (102.9) 36.5 (22.7) Morton Dam        
166.2 (103.3) 35.9 (22.3) Diversion to Seeley's Bay        
167.2 (103.9) 34.9 (21.7) Seeley's Bay Public Wharf       X
170.0 (105.6) 32.1 (19.9) Bridge 36 - Brass Point - Swing   1.2 (3.9)    
176.5 (109.7) 25.6 (15.9) Upper Brewers Locks #43-44 (in flight) 5.9 (19.4)      
177.0 (110.0) 25.1 (15.6) Bridge - Sunbury Rd. - Fixed   6.7 (22.0)    
179.3 (111.4) 22.8 (14.2) Bridge 39 - Lower Brewers - Swing   1.3 (4.2)    
179.3 (111.4) 22.8 (14.2) Lower Brewers (Washburn) Lock #45 4.0 (13.1)      
195.0 (121.2) 7.1 (4.4) Bridge 41 - Kingston Mills - Swing   2.3 (7.5)    
195.2 (121.3) 7.1 (4.4) Kingston Mills Lock #46 3.0 (9.8)      
195.2 (121.3) 6.9 (4.3) Kingston Mills Locks #47-49 (in flight) 10.7 (35.2)      
195.2 (121.3) 6.9 (4.3) Bridge - C.N.R. High Level - Fixed   8.2 (26.6)    
196.0 (121.8) 6.1 (3.8) Bridge - Hwy 401 - Fixed   6.7 (22.0)    
202.1 (125.6) 0 (0) Kingston Lasalle Causeway***   4.3 (14)***    
202.1 (125.6) 0 (0) Kingston Lasalle Causeway - Bascule Lift Bridge***   0.6 (2.0)***    
    Lake Ontario   elevation: 74m (242.8 ft)    
KM (miles) from
Ottawa
KM (miles) from
Kingston
Description
(locks & bridges)
Lock Lift
metres (feet)
Bridge Clearance
metres (feet)
Chart
Boat
Launch

* Additional boat launch ramps can be found at private marinas.
** Kemptville Creek is shallow (4 - 5 feet); Kemptville bridge clearance 2.1 m (6.8 ft)
*** Small craft under 4.3 m (14 ft) vertical clearance may pass through La Salle Causeway by using boat channels at its eastern end.