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Trip # 3 Hogs Back Locks 11-12

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Departing from Black Rapids lock I paddled up the Rideau River to Mooney’s Bay towards Ottawa. At the northern end of the bay is the pair of locks at Hogs Back and he Rideau Canoe Club. Sunday was the regionals race day so it was a fantastic time to rest up a bit by floating   …Continue Reading


Trip # 3 Black Rapids Lock 13

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Arriving by car from Long Island Lock around 4pm Saturday afternoon it was clear to me that this was a perfect location and had camp set up on the north west meadow by 5 and the kayak in the water a half hour later. I paddled north lazily for a few km enjoying the landscape   …Continue Reading


Trip # 1 Ottawa Locks 1-8

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Downtown Ottawa was abuzz with Canada Day preparations I tied my kayak up next to the Ottawa Conference Center near the eight locks dropping 24.1 meters down to the Ottawa River. There was a Jazz festival in Confederation Park and boaters were tied up along side the National Arts Center. I stopped at a gourmet   …Continue Reading


Hartwell’s Lock is a great place to kayak into Ottawa

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I began my journey on the Rideau waterway at Hartwell’s Lock. Hartwell’s is a flight of two locks that are ninth and tenth ascending up river to Kingston from Ottawa. Hartwell’s is one of three lockstations within the city’s urban center and sits adjacent to Carleton University. Cycling paths border the canal up to Parliament   …Continue Reading