Trent-Severn Waterway opens for navigation on May 20

After two years of delayed openings because of the pandemic, waterway will open in time for Victoria Day weekend

Every lockstation on the Trent-Severn Waterway forms part of a historic navigation system that connects Lake Ontario to Georgian Bay. Parks Canada maintains and operates these national historic sites to make travel possible for boaters and paddlers along 386 kilometres of waterway. (Photo: Trent-Severn Waterway Historic Site / Parks Canada)
Every lockstation on the Trent-Severn Waterway forms part of a historic navigation system that connects Lake Ontario to Georgian Bay. Parks Canada maintains and operates these national historic sites to make travel possible for boaters and paddlers along 386 kilometres of waterway. (Photo: Trent-Severn Waterway Historic Site / Parks Canada)

In a return to pre-pandemic times, the Trent-Severn Waterway will open for navigation in time for the Victoria Day long weekend. For the past two years, the waterway has opened after the long weekend.

Lockstations will be open from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. for the entire weekend, including Friday (May 20) and Victoria Day (May 23).

After May 23 and until June 19, lockstations will be open from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday to Thursday and 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Friday to Sunday. From June 20 to September 5, they will be open 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday to Thursday and 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Friday to Sunday.

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Bookings for reservable camping, oTENTIks, Ôasis, and the Rosedale cabin can be made on the Parks Canada reservation service at reservation.pc.gc.ca/Trent-SevernWaterway.

However, there are still some pandemic restrictions in place for the 2022 season.

Capacity for camping at lockstations is at the discretion of the lockmaster who will consider the requirement for appropriate physical distancing.

In addition, drive-up camping will not be offered on the Trent-Severn Waterway until further notice.