Ottawa Locks

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Ottawa Locks
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In use since 1832, these locks link the Ottawa River with the Rideau Canal and are still operated by hand.
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jsilverman83
Oakland, CA303 contributions
Aug. 2021
The locks are super interesting and a historical landmark I knew very little about beforehand. Walking around (and on) the locks was cool and the views from below Parliament and across the river are pretty cool. The highlight, of course, was actually watching a small boat get lowered through the locks. It's kinda fun and mesmerizing watching the team open and close the locks and watching the water flow. We stood there for about a half hour watching the boat go through a few of the locks.
Written August 25, 2021
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Martin P
Beamsville, Canada381 contributions
Jun. 2021
Watching a boat rise through the full lock set is a great way to while away an hour. Interesting to see the teams managing each lock set.
Written June 27, 2021
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Hayward W
46 contributions
Oct. 2020
Just besides our hotel remembers me of the Panama Canal. keeping the waterlevels intact. Interesting visit
Written December 31, 2020
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Jack M
Calgary, Canada174 contributions
Oct. 2020
This lock has stood the time on its head as it is there, to help boats and small ships go from the great lakes to the ST. Lawrence Seaway.
Written October 6, 2020
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MissGeorgiana
Montreal, Canada709 contributions
Sep. 2020
This is a must visit on any visit to Ottawa. We were lucky to visit it at the start of the beautiful fall colours as well.

Right next to Parliament Hill, this is a great stroll by the canal and river.
Written September 28, 2020
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fPisces3
Canada53 contributions
Aug. 2020
Along the Rideau canal, downtown Ottawa, its a lovely place to stroll along. Unfortunately we did not see any boats passing through the locks. There were quite a lot of people on the weekend, but you can easily maintain distance. If you want to spend time around the park/place, there are no vendors, so bring your own snacks, drinks, etc. Lots of other places to visit/stop by around the Locks. There is the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier with a park, the Famous Five Monument, a few minutes walk away is the Byward market and other museums.
Written September 6, 2020
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101amt
Niagara Falls, Canada332 contributions
Sep. 2019
This is a great place to explore in the summertime and for free. At the bottom of the locks, there is a small park and you can watch the boats go by. But the history of it is what makes it intriguing.
Written August 3, 2020
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Bob S
Batavia, IL830 contributions
Jul. 2020
Beautiful! This is a lovely place to stroll and catch a boat going up or down the locks. During the Covid outbreak the area was busy with people walking, biking, exercising, and sightseeing. Bring your own drinks and food, no vendors close by.
Written July 30, 2020
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pencefn
Newton Mearns, UK411 contributions
Sep. 2019
In downtown Ottawa, this is an ideal place to watch the world go by, and boats going up and down. Refreshements can be bought at the adjacent Byward Museum.
Written January 5, 2020
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Sachin K
Plainview, NY5,835 contributions
Jun. 2019 • Family
The functioning of Ottawa Locks is very interesting and one needs to walk alongside and over the locks to get a better perception of the same. Certainly would very highly recommend visiting the same to any tourist in Ottawa.
Written November 12, 2019
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