Rideau Canal fully reopened after last week's heavy rain
Parks Canada was forced to close most locks last Tuesday due to heavy rain
All Rideau Canal lock stations have been reopened after high water levels led Parks Canada to close most of the canal last Tuesday.
Originally, only the lock stations in Ottawa, Newboro and Narrows remained last week, and the rest were gradually reopened over several days.
"Parks Canada teams have worked diligently to rectify the situation and are pleased to begin the process of fully reopening the canal in stages," they said in a media release last week.
Boaters were being asked to stay moored until further notice.
For more information about the Rideau Canal, go to parkscanada.gc.ca/rideau.
The Rideau Canal is now fully reopen. Thanks for your patience. Here's wishing everyone happy and safe boating.—@RideauCanalNHS