Going through a lock is one of the unique experiences of traveling along the canal. If you’ve never done it or are feeling a little nervous, rest assured! Thousands of people lock through successfully every year—you can too!
And you can count on friendly lock operators for step-by-step coaching to make locking safe and enjoyable for novice and experienced boaters. Paddlers are also welcome to go through the locks. A few simple preparations and the right equipment will make for smooth sailing.
It takes about 15 minutes to go through a lock, but you can experience it here in one minute.