WHATS IS CAPITALGEMS.CA ?
Explore and discover the beauty that lies within and surrounding Canada's Capital Region. We explore many of the region’s natural and historical gems, from caves and mines to abandoned ruins and unique landscapes. This site is all encompassing and offers a wide variety of fascinating opportunities to suit any outdoor or heritage enthusiast. We have created this site to showcase these modest marvels and share a little of our local history.
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THE POUPORE LOCK
Between 1887 and 1895, a masonry lock was built to bypass this rapids by the Department of Public Works of Canada. The lock is 160' long by 32' wide with 8' of water over sills and a lift of 6-1/2 feet. It was operated by the Department of Public Works of Canada until 1956 when it was sold to the James MacLaren Company. It is now out of service, but mostly intact on the north bank of the river.