Historic accommodations

Rideau Canal National Historic Site

Stay in a restored lockmaster’s house or canalman’s cottage and experience a holiday you’ll never forget. Parks Canada brings these vintage homes to life with exceptional detail and thoughtful renovations, giving you a chance to experience the Rideau Canal as it was in the 1800s. Each accommodation has its own unique charm, and carefully combines original construction with modern amenities. Enjoy a rare opportunity to live like a lockmaster on a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Historic accommodations on the Rideau Canal

Davis Lockmaster's House

Location: Lock 38 - Elgin, ON

Rent this defensible stone house overlooking the picturesque Sand Lake, and watch the boats come through the lock as you lounge on your private deck.

Stay at the Davis Lockmaster's House

Newboro Canalman's Cottage

Location: Lock 36 - Newboro, ON

The original canalman's house relocated from the southern side of the Newboro lockstation in 1941 is a beautiful and quiet retreat steeped in history.

Rent the Newboro Canalman's Cottage

Beveridges Lockmaster's House

Location: Lock 33 - Drummond/North Elmsley, ON

Built in 1883 at the junction of the Rideau and Tay canals, this grand home provides a luxurious stay just minutes from the beautiful town of Perth.

Experience the Beveridges Lockmaster's House

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