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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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Very cool place to see!

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Winchester, Kentucky
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Winchester, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 5 days ago NEW

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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Thank SacocheLaroche
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There have been some very interested Ships and vessels moving threw the locks. I've even seen a mini Cruise ship parked in front of the locks.

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Keighley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Worth the climb down the steps from the main road to explore the locks and the lovely view back up the canal.

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 history behind it all is worth exploring also.

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Shilo, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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.

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Veenendaal, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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 is not on tripadvisor. Great to see the locks from the water, or just stroll around, or sit in the sun with... More 

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Hunter Valley, NSW
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

These locks were not operating when we visited but it's easy to imagine the busy spot during the warmer months. The view down towards the water was lovely.

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Beautiful walking area. Excellent choice of restaurants and market area close by within a short walking distance.

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

This was an interesting to see, the locks were empty when we visited. Walking up from the bottom on the trail it is an amazing sight.

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