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Rideau Canal - Jones Falls Defensible Lockmasters House

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Rideau Canal National Historic Site, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
+1 613-812-7653
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Great for all ages

It's a great place to picnic and explore. All ages will enjoy seeing the lock and lift cycle. A bit... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Amnah y
Brampton, Canada
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After strolling around Jones Falls, dine at the Kenny Hotel, reservations needed.

The locks along the Rideau Canal are all interesting in their own ways but at Jones Falls one can... read more

Reviewed 8 August 2017
Kingston, Canada
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Rideau Canal National Historic Site, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Downtown Kingston
+1 613-812-7653
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's a great place to picnic and explore. All ages will enjoy seeing the lock and lift cycle. A bit of stair climbing involved for those that want to see more.

Thank Amnah y
Reviewed 8 August 2017

The locks along the Rideau Canal are all interesting in their own ways but at Jones Falls one can see a lock master's house and read a log of the activity through his locks in one year. You can also visit a blacksmith's forge and...More

Thank susan618
Reviewed 5 August 2017

I was fortunate to see the locks in operation during my visit here. It is a wonder of modern engineering.

Thank bikerbabe22
Reviewed 24 May 2017

Historical and very quaint, taking a boat trip down the Rideau Canal should be on everyone's bucket list!

Thank Mrsminiver13
Reviewed 6 March 2017

The Rideau Canal with its locks and boats is a great place to visit and have a picnic in summer. Swimming is also great at Jones Falls!

Thank infopro
Reviewed 22 February 2017

We have come up through the locks at Jones Falls many times with family and love to dock overnight above the locks. It is a fantastic location with beautiful sunsets. Walking down to the Lockmaster's House, watching other boats come up through the locks and...More

Thank Gayle J
Reviewed 1 February 2017

One of the most beautiful places on the rideau canal, watch the boats lock thru on a summer day. Take your own picnic and enjoy under the big maple trees or have lunch or dinner at The historical Hotel Kenney overlooking the water.

Thank Janpaul62
Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

This system of locks is well worth taking a look at. Depending on how much time you have you can dart out from kingston to visit a few of them. It really is worthwhile and you won't be disappointed to see these engineering marvels at...More

Thank PJay2412
Reviewed 4 September 2016

This was a lovely spot. Beautiful maintained area around the locks. The locks are operated by park rangers and it is great to watch the boats passing through. There are no refreshments so best to take a picnic as its a good spot to relax

Thank Ann C
Reviewed 28 August 2016

Love the old damn and the historical significance of such. Also found it fascinating to see the wooden sluice the the hydro station. Something about seeing such large pipes and then knowing they are made of wood and still going strong for over 70 years.

Thank Timothy A
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9 March 2016|
Response from lizhuffstuff | Reviewed this property |
Yes, that is why it is called Jones Falls...but it's a dam and series of locks...get more information from Parks Canada' Rideau Canal division out of Smiths Falls if you want accurate details or check out Ken Watson's... More