Parks Canada offering free admission and lockage on Canada Day

boat going through the lock on the Trent Severn Waterway Photo by Elena Berd/Shutterstock

Celebrate Canada Day on historic canals and waterways in Ontario and Quebec, for free. Parks Canada is waiving admission to locations it runs including national historic sites, parks, marine conservation areas and lockages such as the Trent-Severn Waterway.

The cost of a lockage depends on the waterway but for the TSW it is $1/foot for a single lock and return. For a detailed list of lockage fees and information on mooring permits, click here.

The news comes after Parks Canada decided to partially reopen the locks along the Trent-Severn Waterway after rising water levels posed a risk to boaters and property owners, and threatened to erode the shoreline.

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