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Taivallahti Canal

Vuoksi Basin
Heinävesi route
Nautical chart: M243

Permitted vessel dimensions
31.2 x 7.1 x 1.8 x 12.5 [m]
(Length x width x draught x height)

Mooring: To ropes hanging from the lock platform.
Difference in water level: 4.95 - 5.45 metres

The canal together with Varistaipale Canal connects Juojärvi and Varisvesi. The canal has two back-to-back locks (steps). The 800 m-long canal was built in 1911–14. The clearance of the swing bridge that crosses the canal is 0.6 m. Self-service lock. The lock can be controlled remotely from Varistaipale Lock.

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

Contact information for the canal

Tel. + 358 (0)295 34 4150

The Taivallahti Canal is controlled remotely from Varistapale.

Opening hours summer 2024

Note. Exception to opening hours above the channel page. 

May: at 9–21 
June: at 9–23
July: at 9–23
August: at 9–23
September: at 9–18
October: closed on Mondays and Tuesdays, open on other days 9–17 Bookings no later than at 15.00 the previous business day.