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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. Add Ottawa Locks to your Ottawa travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Ottawa day trip planning tool .
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  • Located at the end of the Rideau Canals inbetween Parliament and the Chateau Laurier these large locks are fun for everyone to watch during the summer months. Our kids love to watch the boats going th...  more »
  • A series of ten locks located next to the chateau Laurier and operated by hand. If you are interested, it's right down the stairs, sometimes steep, and stroll. You can picnic and see summer students operate mechanisms.
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  • This historical area is a great place to explore. Free of charge, you can wander the locks, take part in watching the staff shuttle boats through these "all manual" locks, and read up on the historica...  more »
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