Carillon Canal National Historic Site
- Address: 230, rue du Barrage, Saint-André-d'Argenteuil, Quebec J0V 1X0, Canada
- Phone: +1-4505373534
- Tags: Waterfront, Family And Kids
The Carillon Canal National Historic Site was built on the Ottawa River for military transportation in 1833. Now the site is a hotspot for boaters from over the world who use their manoeuvres to pass the lock to explore the river through the 20 metre drop. Beside the canal, you will find the remaining of the ancestral home of the district collector and the superintendent and buildings that were used as barracks. Now the main barrack houses Argenteuil Regional Museum. The Vertical Lift Door weighing 200 tons offer a stunning view of the river and the natural surroundings. Apart from boating in the canal, Carillon Canal National Historic Site is also a great spot to enjoy biking, kayaking, canoeing, walking and picnicking.
How to Reach Carillon Canal National Historic Site
- Rented Car / Taxi
Carillon Canal National Historic Site Reviews & Ratings
Very beautiful river and this is the largest water lock I've ever seen. The wait time is about an hour to fill the basin. The lift and drop is almost not noticeable while its happening as its very smooth and the dock you moor to floats up and down the walls of the locks, very cool and amazing engineering. Its something we should all see as Canadians and appreciate the heritage and efforts our forefathers and mothers had to endure to move foods to and from the ocean to our nations capital.
1million litres, 65 foot drop, smashing lock staff...what's not to rave about?
Underrated location with a considerable amount of history. Staff are bilingual and the dam itself is pet friendly. If you have time to kill between Ottawa and Montreal head up to this area and you will not be disappointed.
Went to aim , Awesome !
Interesting historical place.