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Ottawa Locks, Ottawa

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See an important historic site and feat of engineering at Ottawa Locks, a set of eight locks. Connecting the channel of the Rideau Canal to the Ottawa River--which lies 24.4 m (80 ft) below--the locks date from 1831 and represent a significant structural accomplishment. The city has grown up around the locks, but the hand-operated mechanisms and immediate area still possess a period charm, even with all the modern yachts passing through. Make Ottawa Locks a part of your Ottawa vacation plans using our Ottawa itinerary builder.
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  • We walked along the Ottawa River and ended our walk at the Locks before heading up to the city again. Highly recommend this walk. 
  • Nice place to visit. You can get up close to the locks and see how they work. Quite a few stairs down to it but is worth it. 
  • Ottawa is such a pretty city, and if you get the chance to go during the Ottawa Locks I recommend it as it is such a pretty moment!