St. Andrews Lock & Dam


This 100+ year old connection across the Red River is not just a bridge, but a lifeline for residents & visitors. The project is one of two of its type in the world & took 10 years to build.

A movable dam with floodgates, that could raise at any time, was very important due to the ice jams in the spring that could cause damage to a permanent structure. With an underestimated cost of $150,000 in 1910, the budget was broken when the final cost on completion came in at a whopping $3.5 million.

Built to regulate water levels to allow for larger size ships to pass, St. Andrews Lock & Dam at Lockport has provided access for freight and passengers to open up trade routes from Winnipeg to Lake Winnipeg.

You will find superb fishing in this area both by boat and from shore.

Location/Directions: Lockport east off Hwy 9

GPS Coordinates: GPS-N50 04.957 W 096 56.527