Alongside the Bytown Museum and the walkway down to the Ottawa River, there are plenty of chances to take in the Rideau Canal here at the Ottawa Locks. Depending on the size of the boats, six of them can fit into a lock at any one time. These boats are heading up from the River onto the Canal, and they have a total of eight locks to travel, ascending a height of 24.1 metres (79 feet) from the river to the passage of the Canal through the city; from here the next set of locks are up at Carleton University. It can take an hour and a half to ascend or descend the locks. Having the Chateau in the background certainly makes for a pleasing image.
I had to look twice at the pic when I first saw it. The person on the forward right side of the nearest boat looked naked.