GPS Waypoints for the Rideau Canal Lockstations

GPS Waypoints for the Rideau Canal Lockstations and a note to mention the litle known National Canoe Route! According to Sam Vekemans the creator of Across Canada Trails we do have a National Canoe Route and the canoe trip as follows is part of it. In trying to document some of the lovely lakes around […]

Written By Clayton Kessler

On August 16, 2011
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GPS Waypoints for the Rideau Canal Lockstations and a note to mention the litle known National Canoe Route! According to Sam Vekemans the creator of Across Canada Trails we do have a National Canoe Route and the canoe trip as follows is part of it.

In trying to document some of the lovely lakes around Kelowna with free campsites and great canoeing, I was very interested when I came across a very informative trail post by Jim Elder of Ottawa, Canada.

Lake Simcoe on a calm day

You can go to his page (Jim Elder of Ottawa, Canada) to get the pictures and lots of details from him but to give you an idea of a very cool canoe trip, here are a few key notes with the GPS track and map included.

Length 202 km
Lockstations, Locks 24 stations, 49 locks
Endpoints Ottawa (Ottawa River) Kingston (Lake Ontario)
Constructed 1827 to 1832
Days of paddling 6 days (starting in Kingston) 7 days (starting in Ottawa)


View Rideau Canal Gate locations for Canoeing in a larger map

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