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Historic canals and waterways

2020 Edition

Early bird sale!

Overhead view of the Ottawa Locks on the Rideau Canal National Historic Site.

Save 20% on the price of your 2020 Seasonal lockage permit! Bundle it in the Seasonal lockage and mooring package and save more! Order by March 31 to get these incredible deals.

Navigational inspiration

A staff member operating the locks at Chambly Canal National Hisotric Site.

Anchors away! Have a great time on the water with these top 5 tips for your next boating adventure.

Unlimited opportunities await on Canada’s historic waterways!

Spend the night along the water

Campsite with oTENTik accomodation near Upper Brewers Lockstaion on Rideau Canal National Historic Site.

Plan a unique experience! Moor your boat and enjoy the area and it’s many possible activities. Stay overnight in an accommodation near the water. Try camping or treat yourself to a cozy oTENTik or a classy historic stay.

Get into the spirit of boating

A visitor at the Montreal Boat and Water Sports Show discovers the waterways network while looking at a map with a Parks Canada staff member.

Visit us at the Toronto International Boat Show from January 17 to 26 or at the Montreal Boat and Water Sports Show from February 6 to 9.