Lockage and navigation
Today, Canada's waterways offer a fascinating navigation experience and many opportunities for discovery.
Come aboard and enjoy sailing the Parks Canada canals!
Major work to rehabilitate the structural components of the vertical door is scheduled for this summer, allowing Parks Canada to open the canal to boaters by the end of August 2020. Consult that alternative route to sail from Montréal to Ottawa.
On the Ottawa River, the imposing structures of the Carillon Canal National Historic Site and of the Hydro-Québec power plant are an impressive site to see. The only one of its kind in North America, the Carillon lock has a guillotine gate that is opened by a counterweight of almost 200 tonnes.
Everyone knows Parks Canada’s waterways for the beauty of their surroundings and for the memorable and safe navigation experience that they offer. Did you know that an overnight stay there is also possible?