Trent-Severn Waterway and Rideau Canal 2017 Navigation Season opening has been delayed until May 26, 2017
Parks Canada says high water levels and flows caused by extreme amounts of precipitation have resulted in unsafe boating conditions across both waterways and safety reasons, the start of the 2017 navigation season for the Trent-Severn Waterway and Rideau Canal has been delayed by one week.
That means until May 26, 2017, the Trent-Severn Waterway and Rideau Canal closed to all boat traffic and all forms of water-based activities are discouraged. Parks Canada says it will continue to diligently make adjustments to water flows in order to restore safe conditions in preparation for the navigation season.
The public is still welcome to enjoy the canals’ lock stations, which will be fully open to land-based visitors effective May 19, 2017 and lock staff will be on hand to welcome them.
All visitors are encouraged to always exercise caution around waterways over the weekend.