Different Mooring Rates for Canals & National Parks
I've discovered that fees for the Georgian Bay National Park and the St. Lawrence National Park are much lower than the Rideau Canal (and all other heritage canals). Since they are all operated by Parks Canada, why are mooring fees different? I was assured the proposed canal fees were to be standard across Canada and (wrongly) assumed the mooring fees would also be standardized. Especially since day mooring on the canals had previously been free. If you are just anchoring, the daily fee is $5.80 per person (with other fees for seniors etc.).
|Mooring Fees per Foot 2013||St. Lawrence||Rideau Canal|
|Day (up to 12 hours, but not overnight)||$ 0.40||$ 0.50|
|Overnight (includes day mooring)||$ 0.90||$ 1.25|
Current heritage canal mooring fees will remain in effect until the proposed Canal mooring fees are finally implemented in 2013.
Parks Canada's 3rd canal fees proposal