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Karvio Canal

Vuoksi basin
Heinävesi route
Nautical chart: M248

Permitted vessel dimensions
31.2 x 7.1 x 1.8 x 9.5 [m]
(Length x width x draught x height)

Mooring: To ropes hanging from the lock platform.
Services: Karvio guest harbour below. Urban centre services.
Difference in water level 1.80

The canal connects the lakes Karvionjärvi and Kermajärvi. The 300-m long canal was built in 1895-96. The clearance for the fixed bridge that crosses the canal is 11.0 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 right.

Passenger vessels travelling according to a timetable have right of way to the canal. Other vessel traffic must give passenger vessels unobstructed access. The self-service access point has a canal-specific schedule for passenger vessels.

Contact information for the canal

Mobile phone +358 (0)40 732 6848

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