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Parks Canada Reopens Parts of Rideau Canal

Published By: Jonathan Lee

Parks Canada has announced the re-opening of Jones Falls, Davis, Detached, Combined, Old Slys, Edmonds and Kilmarnock Locks.

This is in addition to Brass Point Swing Bridge, Poonamalie, Beveridges, Ottawa, Narrows, and Newboro lock stations, which are already open.

The open stretch will permit boaters to navigate through from the top end of Merrickville all the way through to the top end of Chaffeys.

Parks Canada says it thanks the public for its patience and cooperation as it dealt with high water levels across the system.

Visitors are advised to exercise caution around high flowing water, especially as flows on some part of the system are well above seasonal norms. All boaters are reminded to watch their wake as these can be dangerous and damaging to property along the canal.

Parks Canada expects to achieve a full re-opening of the waterway within the next 12 to 24 hours.

Status as of
July 27, 2017
Ottawa Locks OPEN
Hartwells Locks CLOSED
Hogs Back Lock CLOSED
Black Rapids Lock CLOSED
Long Island Locks CLOSED
Burritts Rapids Lock CLOSED
Lower Nicholsons Lock CLOSED
Upper Nicholsons Lock CLOSED
Clowes Lock CLOSED
Merrickville Locks CLOSED
Kilmarnock Lock OPEN
Edmunds Lock OPEN
Old Slys Locks OPEN
Smiths Falls Combined Lock OPEN
Smiths Falls Detached Lock OPEN
Poonamalie Lock OPEN
Lower Beveridges Lock OPEN
Upper Beveridges Lock OPEN
Narrows Lock OPEN
Newboro Lock OPEN
Chaffeys Lock CLOSED
Davis Lock OPEN
Jones Falls Locks OPEN
Brass Point Bridge OPEN
Upper Brewers Lock CLOSED
Lower Brewers Lock CLOSED
Kingston Mills Lock CLOSED