Trent-Severn Waterway National Historic Site
Salute human ingenuity as you travel this 386km waterway, first opened in 1922 to connect Lake Ontario and Georgian Bay. Today Parks Canada maintains and operates this historic lock system as a perennial destination for recreational boaters and paddlers, and a home to the many people who live, work, and play along its length.
42 historic lockstations
Visit by land or water, and enjoy various activities and facilities.
We are hiring
Help operate and maintain the locks, bridges and dams across this historic waterway. See current job postings and apply today!
Suggested paddling routes
Canoe and kayak trips designed to highlight the best of every region
Visiting the Trent–Severn Waterway
Activities and experiences
Boating, paddling, overnight mooring, visiting lockstations, Trent-Severn Trail Towns.
Plan your visit
Hours of operation, how to get here, lockstations, lockage and navigation, passes and permits, fees, travel tips and ideas.
Camping and accommodations
Ôasis, oTENTik, Rustic cabin, camping at lockstations.
Safety and guidelines
We all have a role to play in maintaining safety on the Trent-Severn Waterway.
Management and operations
Stewardship and management
Real property, occupation and development, film and video permits. visitor guidelines, historic canals regulation, wild rice, management planning, jobs
Water Management InfoNet
Water levels, drawdown, outlook and updates, local conservation authorities, frequently asked questions
Improvements and infrastructure
Status updates, info bulletins and frequently asked questions about critical projects that may affect your visit.
Planning to visit during COVID-19?
Hours of operation
The navigation season runs from Victoria Day to Thanksgiving (mid-May to mid-October).
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