Guided tours and education programs

The Site offers a variety of tours that can accommodate each visitor's interests. Individual daily tours include your choice of a guided tour of the historical Powerhouse Building, the Emergency Swing Dam, the Superintendent’s Residence or any combination of the three. A general site tour composed of all the individual tours is also available upon request. Each tour includes a walk through Visitor Centre and a detailed explanation of how the recreational lock functions.

Please come and join us for a guided tour, a self-guided walk of the site, or a hike or stroll on the Attikamek Trail.

Visitor centre

You can find the temporary visitor centre in the trailer located just east of the Administration Building, however, it’s permanent home will be opening in the Stores Building soon! The heritage interpreters are on hand to answer any of your questions.

Observation deck

  • Treat yourself to a panoramic view of the surrounding area from the observation deck, above the canalman's shelter.
  • Telescope available

Access for persons with disabilities

Access Guides provide information about the services and facilities available to visitors with mobility, hearing and visual disabilities.

Visitor centre and administration building

  • Wheelchair accessible, entrance, and exhibit
  • Power-assisted doors

Canal grounds

  • Accessible pathways, exhibit and picnic areas

Attikamek Trail

  • Accessible pathway across canal gate
  • Trail distance of 2.2 km