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Valkeakoski Canal

Kokemäenjoki River Basin 
Tampere-Längelmäki route
Nautical chart: O526 and P533

Permitted vessel dimensions
145.0 x 7.5 x 1.8 x 5.0 [m]
(Length x width x draught x height)

Mooring: To ropes hanging from the lock platform.
Services: The city's guest harbours in the area above the canal. City centre services.
Difference in water level: 4.50 - 4.70 m

The canal connects Mallasvesi and Rautunselkä. The 495 m-long canal was built in 1866-68, and renewed in 1950-55. The clearance for the fixed bridges that cross the canal is 5.0 metres.

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

Please note: The power plant located next to the canal causes a strong lateral current near its upper gates.

Contact information for the canal

Tel. +358 (0)295 34 4153  (Murole Canal)

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