Ottawa Locks

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  • Address: Ottawa, ON K1A 0A4, Canada
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  • Timings: 10:00 am - 04:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +1-6132835170
  • Ticket Price: 2 USD
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Family And Kids

The Ottawa Locks consist of 8 locks that link the Ottawa river to the Rideau Canal. The locks provide a lift of 24 meters and is still manually operated. The boat rides take you to the locks and also offers a stunning view of the buildings that line the canal. Water taxis are easily available for a quick ride and the neighboring cafes and eateries make for a pleasant place to grab a quick bite at later. 

Entrance Ticket Details For Ottawa Locks

Lockage Prices: (Per foot)

  • Single Lock and Return: $ 0.90
  • One Day: $ 1.60
  • Transit one-way: $ 4.65
  • Six Days: $ 5.05
  • Seasonal: $ 8.80
  • Seasonal (Rental House Boats): $ 13.10
  • Seasonal (Commercial): $ 28.80 

Ottawa Locks Hours

Operating Hours of the Canal:

  • May 20 to June 26: Victoria Day: 9:00 am – 7:00 pm 
  • June 27 to September 5: Canada Day, August Civic Holiday and Labour Day: 9:00 am – 7:00 pm 
  • September 6 to October 10: Thanksgiving: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Lockage hours:

  • At lock stations with one lock, boaters must arrive at the designated blue line 30 minutes before closing. At lockstations with more than one lock, 30 minutes per lock chamber is required. (i.e. for three locks, arrive 90 minutes before closing).

How to Reach Ottawa Locks

  • By Bus: Elgin / Wellington
  • By Taxi
  • By renting a Car/ Bicycle.
  • On foot

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  • Ottawa Locks Address: Ottawa, ON K1A 0A4, Canada
  • Ottawa Locks Contact Number: +1-6132835170
  • Ottawa Locks Timing: 10:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • Ottawa Locks Price: 2 USD
  • Best time to visit Ottawa Locks(preferred time): 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Ottawa Locks: 02:00 Hrs
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  • 19.5% of people who visit Ottawa include Ottawa Locks in their plan

  • 73.13% of people start their Ottawa Locks visit around 11 AM - 12 PM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Ottawa Locks

Monday, Tuesday and Sunday

66.67% of people prefer walking in order to reach Ottawa Locks

People normally club together Peace Tower and Haunted Walk Of Ottawa while planning their visit to Ottawa Locks.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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