2018 Hours of operation
May 18 to June 21
|Monday to Thursday||10:00am – 4:00pm|
|Friday to Sunday; and Victoria Day||9:00am – 7:00pm|
June 22 to September 3
|Monday to Thursday||9:00am – 6:00pm|
|Friday to Sunday;
Canada Day*, August Civic Holiday
and Labour Day
|9:00am – 7:00pm|
Sept 4 to October 8
|Monday to Friday||10:00am – 4:00pm|
|Saturday - Sunday; and Thanksgiving||9:00am – 5:00pm|
NOTE: Lockstations are unstaffed after hours. Authorized visitors are asked to exercise caution. Unpermitted access to lockstations is prohibited between 10pm and 6am. For emergencies after hours, please call 911 for police, fire, ambulance. To report illegal harvesting of fish or wildlife, please call the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry TIPS line at 1-877-TIPS-MNR (847-7667).
LAST LOCKAGE - IMPORTANT
- The last lockage of the day begins half an hour before closing time.
- All vessels must arrive at the designated blue zone at least 30 minutes before closing time.
- At swing bridges, the last bridge swing will be 20 minutes prior to closing time.
Tips for a Successful Journey
- New to Boating? Talk to our friendly lock staff for tips and information on locking through safely. Have fun!
- Station opening and closing times, as well as first and last lockage, are not guaranteed and may be affected by water management duties, maintenance activities or other types of navigation interruptions.
- Seasonal overnight mooring permits are also valid for use at Thousand Islands National Park, Georgian Bay Islands National Park and Fathom Five National Marine Conservation Area (boaters using a campsite must also pay a camping fee)
Maximum Overnight Mooring Periods
- 5 Nights - Locks 1 to 18
- 2 Nights - All other locks, Murray Canal swing bridges and bridge #50.
- Lock 6 offers electrical hook ups and showers (nearby); Lock 34 offers electrical and water hook ups.
Murray Canal - Commercial Vessels
At least 24 hours notice is required and a fee is charged for this service. Murray Canal swing bridges monitor VHF Channel 14 only during navigation season hours of operation.