UPDATE: Starting June 1, some Parks Canada places will begin to offer limited access and services while maintaining physical distancing measures. Openings will differ across the country. Information will be updated regularly. Find details here.

Starting June 1st, 2020

Starting June 1, 2020 the Trent-Severn Waterway National Historic Site will offer limited visitor access and basic services along the entire system, with the exception of Swift Rapids lockstation.

Visitors will be able to access the following services and facilities:

  • lockage, boat launches, access points and mooring areas;
  • day-use areas, including green spaces, picnic areas, and parking lots;
  • day-use trails, including some cycling access on designated trails and pathways;
  • lockstation grounds; and
  • public toilets where enhanced cleaning protocols will be implemented.
Until June 1, these facilities remain closed and we ask that visitors respect these closures in order to allow Parks Canada to do the necessary work to prepare for opening.

Swift Rapids lockstation will not open on June 1 due to structural repairs. It is expected that this work will be completed and the entire system will be open for navigation later in June.

Visiting the Trent-Severn Waterway National Historic Site will be different than it has been in the past. Visitors are asked to plan ahead by checking the Trent-Severn Waterway National Historic Site website before they travel.

Sleep beneath the stars and awaken to bird calls when you spend the night at one of the historic Trent-Severn Waterway locks. Enjoy a classic Canadian backcountry setting with the facilities of a well-serviced camp site. Each lock is unique and staff are happy to share the history.

Camping at lockstations

Scenic campsites accessible by land and water.

oTENTik

Experience camping like never before.

Rustic cabin

Comfort, coziness, and a taste of outdoor adventure.

Overnight mooring

Dock overnight at a lock station.