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Peterborough Lift Lock

Ashburnham Drive, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
+1 705-750-4953
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An Exciting And Informative Cruise

The Lift Lock boat tour is an experience that will prove fascinating to passengers of all ages... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Wayne B
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Brampton, Canada
Attraction worth the visit

This place is worth your time. Peterborough, ON Lift Lock, located on Trent Canal ( part of the... read more

Reviewed 7 March 2018
Joseph Z
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Peterborough, 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.
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good32%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
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Ashburnham Drive, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
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+1 705-750-4953
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"an engineering marvel"
in 17 reviews
"boat trip"
in 12 reviews
"trent severn waterway"
in 23 reviews
"parks canada"
in 6 reviews
"watch the boats"
in 9 reviews
"walk up"
in 5 reviews
"visiting peterborough"
in 10 reviews
"visitor center"
in 9 reviews
"small museum"
in 7 reviews
"peterborough area"
in 9 reviews
"great place to visit"
in 6 reviews
"picnic tables"
in 5 reviews
"whole family"
in 5 reviews
"canal"
in 49 reviews
"operation"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Lift Lock boat tour is an experience that will prove fascinating to passengers of all ages. The captain and narrator does a terrific job of explaining everything during ones time on board, and does so with an emphasis on history along with a generous...More

Thank Wayne B
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Reviewed 7 March 2018

This place is worth your time. Peterborough, ON Lift Lock, located on Trent Canal ( part of the Trent-Severn Waterway ) is the highest hydraulic lift lock in the world. It was constructed in 1904 and at that time it was quite a technical accomplishment....More

Thank Joseph Z
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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

The historic Peterborough Lift Locks are a must-see if you're in the Peterborough area. Not only is an educational adventure, it's also really cool watching the boats pass-through. Highly recommended...

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Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

As well as a unique experience you get a good history of Little lake, the centennial fountain and the canal and the Lift lock.

Thank Robert B
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Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

We took two kayaks down river from Trent University and locked thru the LiftLock (#21) and Ashburnham lock (#20) and returned to Pedal'n'Paddle at the SilverBean Café

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Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

After so many years it still looks the same as when I lived in Peterborough growing up. It's a wonderful site to see.

Thank Linda F
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Reviewed 20 December 2017 via mobile

If you are in Peterborough this is really a worthwhile place to visit. The engineering and photo op alone is worth the visit; even if you don't spend much time in the museum. We saw a poster of both locks FULL of Kayaks! That must...More

Thank Thomas M
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Reviewed 19 November 2017

We stopped by this attraction in the summer. It was quite interesting to see how this lock works. It's quite different than any others that I have seen in the past. We watched a couple of boats go through. We didn't take a tour, just...More

Thank Leah_of_Dawn
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Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

Quite a marvel to see the largest structure ever to be built at that time (finished in 1904) in unreinforced concrete. The double “tub” system functions by gravity only, with one tub going up while the other descends. It’s noted as the highest hydronic dual...More

Thank Ken P
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Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

Loved it. Enhiyed the captain very much abd the locks were outstanding .Very informative.there were washrooms on board too.

Thank elevatorgarry
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Johanna P
11 April 2018|
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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.
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asain69
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.
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MIA111
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
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