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Visit the locks in all seasons not just the hot sunny days when boats are locking through. Take the Original Haunted Walk and learn some interesting facts about the locks. Take in the Bytown Museum during the summer too.
Watching people physically crank these locks open and closed in an era where everything is automatic is entertaining and impressing. These folks have to be in great physical shape and very strong to pull this off. There are tons of boats lined up to use...More
These are quite an impressive set of locks, with a fantastic historic story behind their construction, unfortunately they do not appear to be working locks any longer, the canal is empty, and unfortunately one or two of the locks were full of rubbish when we...More
With the fall colours just finishing, it was a great time to walk down the path below parliament and check out the Ottawa locks. The reasoning behind the locks being built are pretty cool and the Byward Museum beside the locks has lots of information...More
Don’t miss the opportunity to explore this remarkable system of locks and learn how they were created. It is a very interesting story with some surprising information. There is a small museum and coffee shop.
These locks are so cool and the area is great by the Fairmont Chateau Laurier. The area on both sides are a park setting. To the east is the Hotel and to the west is Parliament Hill. As the locks step down, there are also...More
You can have a splendid walk along side the canals but to have time to spare watching the locks in operation is a treat, especially watching other people use the machanical system to raise and lower the lock water for boats to go up and...More
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There are locks at various locations on the Rideau River between Kingston and Ottawa. Some Ottawa locks locations are just north of Manotick, and just south of Hunt Club Road, and at Hogs Back and along Rideau Street where... More
There are locks at various locations on the Rideau River between Kingston and Ottawa. Some Ottawa locks locations are just north of Manotick, and just south of Hunt Club Road, and at Hogs Back and along Rideau Street where the Rideau River flows nto the Ottawa River.