Rideau Canal – Ottawa Locks

Ottawa Locks.
Ottawa Locks as seen from the Wellington Street bridge.

The first eight locks of the Rideau Canal can be found in the shadow of Parliament Hill in Ottawa. The canal starts just south of the Alexandria Bridge on the Ottawa River. Starting from here and passing through 45 locks, boats can reach Kingston at the southern end of the canal.

Ottawa Locks
Entrance to the Rideau Canal as seen from the Museum of Civilization.

Ottawa Locks
Boats entering Lock #2 at the Ottawa Locks.

Ottawa Locks
Ottawa Locks.

Ottawa Locks
Hand cranks.

Ottawa Locks
Ottawa Locks.

Ottawa Locks
Ottawa Locks.