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Peterborough Lift Lock

Ashburnham Drive, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
+1 705-750-4953
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A Special Piece of Canadian Engineering History

#XploreCanada150. We stopped by the Peterborough Lift Lock with our young boys and a picnic lunch... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Bonnie D
London, Ontario, Canada
A very unique lift lock

Normally a lock has two chambers which are in line with each other, and are separated by a gate. A... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Alpharetta, Georgia
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Opened in 1904 and designated as a Canadian National Historic Site, this is the highest hydraulic lift lock in the world.
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good32%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Ashburnham Drive, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
+1 705-750-4953
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Reviewed 2 days ago

#XploreCanada150. We stopped by the Peterborough Lift Lock with our young boys and a picnic lunch. They marvelled at the huge lift lock and loved watching the Tour Boats and Voyager Canoe tours come through. We enjoyed this piece of Canadian Engineering History - this...More

Thank Bonnie D
Reviewed 5 days ago

Normally a lock has two chambers which are in line with each other, and are separated by a gate. A boat moves into one and the water is raised or lowered to allow the boat to move into the second chamber. This lock is different....More

Thank phat_dawg_21
Reviewed 5 days ago

We visited Peterborough and the first thing we did was to visit the Lift Locks. It was amazing to see this massive lock raise and lower boats. The visitors centre has a movie to watch to tell you the history of the locks and there...More

Thank Debbie K
Reviewed 6 days ago

If you can time your trip to see the lift in operation it is well worth it. It truly is an engineering marvel and you won't be disappointed to see a boat in a bathtub raised up in the air. The visitors centre is very...More

Thank bunyipBluegum
Reviewed 1 week ago

This lift is designed to lift or lower boats from one level of the river surface to a much at a much different level. There is a large park surrounding with lots of picnic tables and benches to relax and see the lift at work.There...More

Thank Dale H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This raises vessels from one level of the waterway to the next, the complex hydraulic workings ensure that boats and passengers are able to transit safely. We were on a boat but this is an interesting structure just to visit as well.

Thank MarpleTraveller
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was the first time kids were getting to understand a water lock concept. Therefore we chose this place. Overall, the experience was good. However towards the end of the cruise it became a bit boring, though it could just be the nature of the...More

Thank scorp2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well to be honest, ther's not a million things to do around Peterborough, but if you're in the area, you HAVE to check this out. We just got back from two weeks in Canada (Montreal, Toronto, Quebec and Peterborough) and what do the kids talk...More

Thank Svenskamerikanen
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to the lift lock on a lovely sunny day. We have been to other national historic sites - where our children took part in the xplorer program and loved it. Check out the parks canada website for more info. At the lift lock,...More

Thank 541woohoo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did the Lock n' Paddle! For Canada's 150th Celebration. We filled both sides of the lock with 238 canoes and kayaks for a world's record. Great fun! You can take an afternoon cruise through the lift lock starting at Little Lake in downtown Peterborough....More

Thank dmnorth
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16 August 2016|
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Response from Dee P P | Reviewed this property |
$57.50 for dinner cruise, it's a great deal, the cruise is scenic it's a 3 hour evening cruise traveling south on the river
27 July 2016|
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Response from david h | Reviewed this property |
Web site says 9am to 5pm
26 July 2016|
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Response from Diana M | Reviewed this property |
It's $57.50 including HST.