A woman is recovering after she apparently slipped and fell into the Rideau Canal's Ottawa Locks near the Château Laurier Wednesday morning.

Ottawa paramedics said they were called to the canal's northern end around 8:20 a.m.

They said a woman in her late 20s or early 30s was apparently trying to cross on one of the locks by the Bytown Museum when she slipped and fell onto the snow and ice.

She was treated for hypothermia and minor injuries and taken to hospital in stable condition, paramedics said later in the morning.

Ottawa Fire Services spokeswoman Danielle Cardinal said the water rescue and high-angle rescue teams were called to the scene because the patient was near open water and had to be raised up from the emptied lock.