Information Bulletin

SMITHS FALLS, ONTARIO, MAY 21, 2021 – Parks Canada advises that the Rideau Canal is scheduled to re-open for navigation on Friday, May 28, 2021 at 9 a.m.

Navigation will remain closed over the May long weekend.

Please note that many new boaters are expected on the waterway this season. Enjoy your experience on the Rideau Canal but please also always be cautious, courteous and safe. Please share the waterway.

More details on the 2021 Navigation Season will be provided over the coming week.

Consistent with provincial direction, visitors are strongly encouraged to remain in their local area when undertaking outdoor recreation activities.

For the most up-to-date information regarding our facilities and services, please visit us online at www.pc.gc.ca/rideau or follow us on social media @RideauCanalNHS