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Ahkiolahti Canal

Vuoksi Basin
Kuopio-Iisalmi route
Nautical chart: M266 and M267

Permitted vessel dimensions
160.0 x 11.8 x 2.4 x 12.0 [m]
(Length x width x draught x height)

Mooring: Moving bollards on the edge of the lock.
Services: Rest area between the old and new canals which contains a café, toilet, information board
Difference in water level 3.10 - 3.50 m

The canal connects Onkivesi and Lake Maaninkajärvi. The 1870 m long canal was built in 1866-74, and renewed in 1981-83. The old canal is a sightseeing destination.
The headway for the fixed bridge that crosses the canal is 12.0 metres.

Self-service lock. When approaching from below, the self-service starter cord and the instructions for its use are on the right side, when approaching from above, these are on the upper canal’s pier to the left.

In the event of disruption, contact personnel by telephone.
A timber floating canal, where boats cannot fit in the lock at the same time as floating timber. When necessary attach your vessel to the waiting platform below.

Please note: At times, water is run through the canal for the regulation of water levels, which causes a dangerously high flow in the canal. A red flashing light signal is used to warn canal users of higher water flow. During the running of water, the route along the upper canal is closed with a floating boom. If you enter the canal during the run-out, carefully fasten your vessel to the waiting pier and contact the operating personnel.

Contact information for the canal

Mobile phone +(0)400 155 372
Self-service canal.

Opening hours 2024

Note. Exceptions to opening hours above the channel page.

May: at 7–21
June: at 7–24
July: at 7–24
August: at 7–24
September: at 7–18
October: closed on Mondays and Tuesdays, open on other days 7–17