Things to do
The Carillon Canal is a phenomenon in itself - fed by the water of the Ottawa River, the lock opens a 200 tonne guillotine gate to enable vessels to navigate an impressive 20-metre drop!
Have a family picnic amid a scenic landscape, then browse the old barracks which are now a museum. Curious to see a gigantic power station facility up close? Visits are free of charge.
Imagine a boat navigating a 20 metre drop in just 40 minutes! Witness this impressive manoeuvre at the Carillon lock.
Three historic sites link engineering and history: the canal, which opened the way for trade, the hydroelectric power station that provides energy, and the barracks - now a museum - that tell of daily life in another era.
Jointly with experts, you will have the opportunity to take part in a national inventory of fauna and flora for the Country's 150th anniversary.