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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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  • The locks are an amazing place to visit and watch in operation as boats etc go up and down the canal and go from the river to the canal. The scenery in this area of Ottawa is incredible and the histor...  more »
  • The locks are interesting and I'm curious to how much history has passed through them. I'm sure with a tour you could find out. 
  • We were in Ottowa only one afternoon. We strolled around the locks and also took a watertaxi here to the other side of the water (museum there). The watertaxi stops down at the water at the locks but ...  more »