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Ottawa Locks, Ottawa

Categories: Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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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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  • The locks go into the Ottawa River. Watching the Boats gather and seeing them disappear below at Ottawa River level is sight to be seen. 
  • What's here are some rather large locks for boats located in a scenic and welcoming park just below Parliament Hill. You can't miss them if you are walking on Wellington street bridge by the classic C...  read more »
  • Walk along the Canal to see how that works if you're lucky and passes a boat. And yet they work the same way for many years.
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