Hotel Kenney, Elgin, Ontario

Hotel Kenney on the Rideau Canal with spectacular locks which are still operated by hand


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About the place:

Hotel Kenney at Jones Falls is snuggled into a peaceful corner of the Rideau canal chain between Kingston and Ottawa. It is a World Heritage site. The lake below the falls hosts a wealth of wildlife of all kinds.


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Local Wildlife:

  • Common Loon, Great Blue Heron, Green Heron, Canada Geese, Mallard, Common Merganser, Hooded Merganser, Pied-billed Grebe, Ring-billed Gull, Caspian Tern, Trumpeter Swan
  • Osprey, Belted Kingfisher, Turkey Vulture, Wild Turkey, Ruffed Grouse, Pileated Woodpecker
  • Common Map Turtle, Midland Painted Turtle, Sunning Turtle, Eastern Snapping Turtle, Muskrat, Beaver, River Otter, American Mink, Black Rat Snake


  • Small lake fed by impressive hand operated locks
  • Excellent views of the lake and surroundings from within the hotel restaurant


  • Local fish and meat within a 100 mile radius
  • Speciality Pan fried Pickerel, local fish of the lake and area
  • International beers and wines
  • Open: May to October, closed during the winter
  • Accommodation: yes, call to confirm


Useful Reads:

  • YouTube video: Really shows the place and history, well worth watching
  • A Bird-Finding Guide to Ontario, Revised Edition

What Customers say:

Location: Ontario, Canada

  •  59 Kenney Road, Ontario, Canada K0G 1E0

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