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“Great "Hang-out"” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Ottawa Locks

Ottawa Locks
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Ottawa Highlights Half-Day Bike Tour
Ranked #12 of 254 things to do in Ottawa
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Owner description: In use since 1832, these locks link the Ottawa River with the Rideau Canal and are still operated by hand.
Ottawa, Canada
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great "Hang-out"”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2012

Interesting and enjoyable to watch/see ships from all over the world. Wonderful paths to walk along the Rideau Canal.

Visited September 2012
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Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Interesting to watch”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2012

Watching the boats go through is a pleasant and interesting way to spend a few minutes of a tour of Ottawa

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Ottawa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Engineering marvel”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2012

This is a great way to spend time watching boats go up or down the eight locks to the Ottawa river. July and August are best viewing months.

Visited September 2012
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Vancouver
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“Nice feature”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2012

There's something mesmerizing about watching the lock operators move these huge walls that are 200 years old. I love that you can ride/walk/run/blade for hours on Ottawa's paved pathways and the Ottawa Locks makes for a great destination/feature along that journey.

Visited September 2012
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Ottawa Canada
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149 reviews
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“Interesting to see”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2012 via mobile

I really enjoy watching the locks in operation. It amazes me how well they function especially since they were built so long ago. This set has more locks than others in the Rideau system. I often ride my bike along the path that runs along the Ottawa River behind Parliament and continues along the canal so I pass by in the summer. There are always many folks watching the boats lock through. There has been a lot of talk about hours being cut this year so check if it is open. If not, it is a nice walk. You can see the Museum of Civilization from the back.

There are washrooms and people working are patient about answering questions.

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