Trent Severn Waterway 2017 Hours

Lock Hours of Operation

May 19 to June 22
Monday to Thursday- 10:00am – 4:00pm
Friday to Sunday- 9:00am – 7:00pm

June 23 to Sept 4
Monday to Thursday- 9:00am – 6:00pm
Friday to Sunday; and Canada Day, August Civic Holiday and Labour Day- 9:00am – 7:00pm

Sept 5 to Oct 9
Monday to Friday- 10:00am – 4:00pm
Saturday - Sunday; and Thanksgiving- 9:00am – 5:00pm



Follow these guidelines to maximize chances of being locked through at the end of the day:

·         All vessels must arrive at the designated blue zone at least 30 minutes before closing time.

·         At swing bridges, the last bridge swing will be 20 minutes prior to closing time.

NOTE: Lock stations are unstaffed after hours. Authorized visitors are asked to exercise caution. Unpermitted access to lock stations is prohibited between 10pm and 6am. For emergencies after hours, please call 911 for police, fire, ambulance. To report illegal harvesting of fish or wildlife, please call the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry TIPS line at:

 1-877-TIPS-MNR (847-7667)

As of June 6, 2017, all Locks are open.

For the most current boater specific information, including when each Lock Station will open for navigation, please follow Trent-Severn Waterway on twitter @TSWBoaterinfo, @VNTSInfoNav.


Go to the Trent Severn Waterway website for the most recent updates-