BioBlitz Canada 150

Create close links with nature this summer by participating in BioBlitz Canada 150! This summer, take part in a national inventory of fauna and flora for the Country's 150th anniversary.


  • Download the free iNaturalist mobile app.
  • Create an account.
  • Take photos of the plants and animals you stumble upon during your walks along the canal.

Join the movement and create your own Canada's "nature selfie". #Bioblitz150 These activities are intended for Nature Nerds as well as families, Nature Nerds and groups of friends.

Boats leaving the lock and others on the dock awaiting next lockage upstream. To the right, Carillon park.
Lockage in progress

Opened in 1833, the Carillon Canal bypasses the rapids of the Ottawa River, especially those at Long-Sault. Originally built for military purposes, the canal was used for commerce from the outset.

To learn more about the Carillon Canal National Historic Site, journey through the interpretation panels circuit. Discover Carillon Canal's history, role and operational manoeuvers.

Visit to the Carillon Hydroelectric dam

A free visit for the entire family. Reservations for groups of more than 10 persons. For further information, call 1-800-365-5229 or visit the Web site of the Carillon generating plant.