New life to Kimola Canal
Through a long decision-making process, the channel will be given new life this year, 2020. In July 2018, renovation work began to open the canal for boating use. The aim is to increase tourism in the areas above and below the canal, in Heinola, Kouvola, and Iitti.
Now the canal is completed, rehabilitated, the tunnel expanded, and the locks in place. The first boats came through the canal on August 3rd, 2020.