Staying at lockstations:
Tent camping is allowed at most lockstations on the Rideau Canal at the discretion of the lockmaster on duty. Sites are typically located in grassy areas around the lockstation and adjacent the canal’s mooring areas and/or paddle docks. The lockmaster will direct you to an area where you can set up your tent.
More information about camping at lockstations
Save money with a low-cost overnight stay on your boat. Be the first to lock through in the morning, or simply set up at your favourite spot for a few days. Overnight mooring fees apply.
More information about overnight mooring
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