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Ottawa Locks

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Address: 1 Rideau Canal | Beside the Chateau Laurier, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 8S7, Canada
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In use since 1832, these locks link the Ottawa River with the Rideau Canal...

In use since 1832, these locks link the Ottawa River with the Rideau Canal and are still operated by hand.

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Great finish to a great walk

We walked along the Ottawa River and ended our walk at the Locks before heading up to the city again. Highly recommend this walk.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Gord V
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Prince Albert, Canada
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Prince Albert, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We walked along the Ottawa River and ended our walk at the Locks before heading up to the city again. Highly recommend this walk.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice place to visit. You can get up close to the locks and see how they work. Quite a few stairs down to it but is worth it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Ottawa is such a pretty city, and if you get the chance to go during the Ottawa Locks I recommend it as it is such a pretty moment!

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I like the setting, the lovely walking area and also to marvel at the job done by those that established this all those years ago - giving us this lovely waterway and landmark now

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Gijon, Spain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great view of the river and lake. Interesting part of the town history. Walking or riding a bike is a good way to visit.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They provided a link from the canal to the Ottawa River for smaller pleasure craft and it was interesting to see them moving up and down the series of about 8 locks. It was scenic walk along either side of the locks to the river.

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Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

i think it's best to visit this in the summer when you can see the locks in action. there are two visitor information areas with washrooms and vending machines for snacks. you can get close to the locks and see how they operate, if you are going to see it in operation plan for 30-45 minutes because it takes some... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

In the summer the Ottawa locks are a busy and fun place to be. Since these are still functioning locks, during the summer many pleasure boats go up and down the locks all day long. It's a pretty amazing thing to watch, and there are plenty of nice place to stand (or sit) and watch it happen. The area around... More 

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Winchester, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

If you are in Ottawa, you definitely need to see the Locks. Not only are they located next to a magnificent hotel, it's really amazing to watch as the water fills and boats pass through. It is definitely an engineering marvel.

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Gatineau, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

one of a kind! Visit in the summer when lots of boats go up and down the locks. Chat with the staff. Chat with the boaters as they wait.

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