Norrqvarn Hotell & Konferens, Göta Canal

Lyrestad, Mariestad

Children´s Mini-Canal

At Norrqvarn Hotel and Conferencere there is the Children's Mini-Canal, which is Göta Canal built in miniature. Here you can follow the canal's pathway between the lakes Vänern and Vättern. You can see where the water supply comes from; you see bridges, sluices and communities. Children are more than eager to discover the Mini-Canal in greater depth and there are play boats-to-rent for splashing and playing in the shallow water.

In the guest harbour Professor Gullström has moored with his research vessel, Vigdis. Here too, the children are free to run around and play.

For a small sum the children may rent a play boat from which to conquer the mini-canal. When the play boat is returned, the child will get an ice-cream.

Contact information

Norrqvarn Hotell & Konferens

548 93 Lyrestad
Phone: +46-50150770
Fax: +46-50150771


Opening hours

Open all the year round.


Where the E20 crosses Göta Canal at Lyrestad 20 kilometres north of Mariestad, follow the signs to Norrkvarns slussområde (lock area)