Doors Open Ontario

While this site has participated in Doors Open Ontario in the past, it is not part of the current season’s program. Please check the Home page for this year’s events and participating sites.

Parks Canada Rideau Canal Gate Shop Doors Open Smiths Falls

Parks Canada Rideau Canal Gate Shop

Join Parks Canada behind the scenes and see how lock gates are built by their talented craftsmen. Learn how these examples of 19th-century engineering are created to withstand the test of time. Find out how their designs are still relevant today, and learn how Parks Canada plays a leadership role in the protection of Canada's treasured places.

Tell us your story about this site

  • French services available
  • Full wheelchair access
  • Guided tours available
  • Kid-friendly
  • National Historic Site (Canada)
  • Parking
  • Washrooms

Contact info

49 Centre Street
Smiths Falls, Ontario
Telephone: 613-283-5170, ext. 205


Dates/hours open

Saturday September 14, 2019
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Parks Canada Rideau Canal Gate Shop 49 Centre Street