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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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  • In the summer the Ottawa locks are a busy and fun place to be. Since these are still functioning locks, during the summer many pleasure boats go up and down the locks all day long. It's a pretty amazi...  more »
  • If you are in Ottawa, you definitely need to see the Locks. Not only are they located next to a magnificent hotel, it's really amazing to watch as the water fills and boats pass through. It is definit...  more »
  • one of a kind! Visit in the summer when lots of boats go up and down the locks. Chat with the staff. Chat with the boaters as they wait.