Summer starts on the Rideau Canal - Expanded hours & 2 free lockage days

Rideau Canal Info Bulletin: "2018 is the perfect time to experience the rich heritage and natural beauty of this Canadian National Historic Site and we continue to improve our visitor offering by developing new and innovative programs, improved facilities and expanded services.

This season, visitors to the canal can take advantage of two free lockage days. This coming weekend, on Sunday, June 24th all boaters can enjoy free lockage as a “thank you” for a great 2017 Season and on July 1st free lockage will be provided in celebration of Canada Day. 

Paddlers can still take advantage of a 50% discount on seasonal lockage permits for canoes and kayaks. The lockage permit is valid for the entire navigation season and provides passage through all of Parks Canada’s historic canals. 

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