Ottawa Locks
Ottawa Locks
photo by: Ken Watson, 2000

In the west (left) view, the beautiful stone lockstation house can be seen, and farther down on the left side is the former Commissariat, now the Bytown Museum (well worth a visit). In the distance is the Alexandra Bridge leading to Hull. Formerly the Interprovincial Bridge, it carried rail traffic across the Ottawa River. Today it is busy with vehicles, bicycles and pedestrians.

In the east (right) view, the Commissariat building is visible as is the Plaze Bridge at the head of the locks. Even though the locks are in the middle of a major urban centre, they manage to maintain the tranquil beauty and charm that characterizes a typical Rideau lock.

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This page was last updated on: June 9, 2000
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