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Peterborough Lift Lock

Open today: 10:00 - 17:00
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Closed for the season, still outstanding historical site.

Closed for the season, still outstanding historical site. Related historical information was also... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Coreen S
Canmore, Canada
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Amazing Engineering

We really enjoyed walking around the lift lock. There are a few stairs to walk up to the top but it... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Calgary, Canada
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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.
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Ashburnham Drive, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
+1 705-750-4953
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Closed for the season, still outstanding historical site. Related historical information was also found at the museum. The colourful park at this time of year was a beautiful location for pictures. Amazing ingenuity for its time, glad we are preserving it’s importance.

Thank Coreen S
Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoyed walking around the lift lock. There are a few stairs to walk up to the top but it was worth it to see from above. It was built in 1904 and for the longest time was the highest lift lock in the...More

Thank Usia2014
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great lock system we used the lift lock cruise boat tours.Very fun and great views off the boat. We will be back.

Thank chev7
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We walked around this Peterborough attraction at the end of September. The leaves were in full colour and added to our viewing. Be prepared to walk up steps. Go into the tunnels at road level for another perspective.

Thank Yvonne B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

No pumps just pure hydraulic power! A working historical moment. Close to downtown and a must stop on the Trent.

Thank Brad G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Peterborough lift locks have a great history and even livong here it isnstill a marvel to watch it in action. Antone passing through should.stop and watch it in action and fo ice skating in the winter in front of it on the canal

Thank gingurce
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really neat thing to do! A most pleasant water ride. It's not a jet boat but I liked it that way. Plenty of history conveyed by the Captain. You could imagine what the lake and life style had been in the late 1890's and early...More

Thank John S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Spent Sunday afternoon on the Sightseeing cruise. The Liftlock is an amazing engineering feat. It is well maintained and the view from the top is simply breathtaking. Kudos to the team and special thanks to Jody our captain who provided us a commentary on the...More

Thank Suresh I
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great experience. We went on a boat trip up and down the lock, as well as visiting it by land another day. Both were good experiences. The lock is the largest hydraulic lift lock in the wold and relies on just the weight of...More

Thank Ian B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A truly amazing engineering feat. Learned so much about how the lift lock works and the history behind it. Definitely a must see.

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13 August 2018|
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Response from Readontheroad | Reviewed this property |
We just rode it in our own boat on Sep 18th, the traffic is much lower since Labor day, but the locks are open until Oct 8th, Canadian Thanksgiving
Johanna P
11 April 2018|
Response from Robert B | Reviewed this property |
Liftlock Cruises Peterborough. Suggest you look them up online to see when they start this year. Don,t think they will be operating until May long weekend.
26 January 2018|
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Response from Chris M | Reviewed this property |
We stayed at the Holiday Inn in Peterborough as it is close to town, and the cruise boat dock is right outside.