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“Ottawa Locks on Rideau Canal worth a visit”
Review of Ottawa Locks

Ottawa Locks
Ranked #10 of 254 things to do in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Reviewed July 23, 2013

Viewed from far above, next to the Chateau Laurier, the locks are impressive and there is a nice view of the Ottawa River beyond. It's a good spot to snap a few memorable photos. A walk along the canal is a good way to spend part of an afternoon. Bicycle rentals are available.

Thank Craig J
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Reviewed July 23, 2013

When my family was visiting Ottawa we walked from our hotel to the locks. It was a great place to walk around and we even saw a boat being raised up the locks!

Thank Noah S
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Reviewed July 19, 2013

Everyone should see the locks but it's not an activity for the entire day. Might be more interesting if the locks were in use and boats were trying to navigate from the river to the canal. But it is a nice walk along the canal and I recommend seeing them on your way to the boat tour.

Thank Jessica T
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Reviewed July 17, 2013

We loved watching the boats go through the locks in this peaceful setting so close to historical buildings and by a park.

Thank colt123
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Reviewed July 16, 2013

These are really amazing! I couldn't wait for these locks to go through the 1 1/2 hours wait, but no one in the line,
looked like it worried them.

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