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.
Exception for opening hours in summer 2022
The canal closes at 11 p.m in July, June and August.