Safety and guidelines

Trent-Severn Waterway National Historic Site

We all have a role to play in maintaining safety on the Trent-Severn Waterway. Parks Canada takes responsible care managing foreseeable risks of harm while visitors and residents alike exercise care to protect themselves and others from danger.

In partnership with other organizations, whether you're travelling on a boat or simply out for a walk, we hope to inspire safe and enjoyable visits to the Trent-Severn Waterway's lockstations, rivers and lakes.

Please use the information on our website and join us in making the Trent-Severn Waterway fun for everyone.

Important bulletins

Important bulletins: Trent-Severn Waterway National Historic Site

Visitor guidelines

The Trent-Severn Waterway adheres to the Historic Canal Regulations which prohibit or restrict a number of activities.

Dams: How to stay safe

Getting too close to dams can be dangerous. Calm water can quickly, and without warning, become a surge of fast-moving water.


Persons requiring assistance with accessibility at any of our sites on the Trent-Severn Waterway may contact Parks Canada Operations Staff through or Tel: 705-750-4900 Tel (Toll-free in North America Only): 1-888-773-8888 to be accommodated.

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