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Address: Ashburnham Drive, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
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Opened in 1904 and designated as a Canadian National Historic Site, this is...

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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Very memorable experience

This is a family run business that is done very well. Jamie the guide made this the most memorable experience for my son. We were there in August and my son had never been on a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
MIA111
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Ancaster, Canada
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Ancaster, Canada
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a family run business that is done very well. Jamie the guide made this the most memorable experience for my son. We were there in August and my son had never been on a boat. It was his 4th birthday and Jamie went out of his way to make it a truly special day for him. He showed... More 

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Peterborough, Canada
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The ride down the canal and across the lake was relaxing. Going up in the highest lift locks was fun, will go again

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Thank Sheila O
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to go for a walk in the summer Or in the fall to see the colours. Go thru the locks by boat if you have the oportunity, and check out the museum. Also great to skate on the canal in the winter months once the ice is ready!!

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Millbrook
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful to watch the mechanics of this. great learning tool for children and very relaxing to sit in the park and watch it. Even more fun to take the cruise and actually be able to ride up and down on the lift.

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Toronto, Ontario
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

Must see if you are going to Peterborough. Go into the info centre and learn about the construction.

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Quezon City, Philippines
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

I understand the amusing factor of a boat being lifted up to another water level with a century-old technology, but when you're actually there, prepare to wait for a very long time as it is century-old after all. We spent an hour waiting to watch the boat being lifted up, and then that's it. Honestly it's not worth the time,... More 

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Thank Timee G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

Amazing that this was built before the modern equipment that we might associate with such a large scale project. Peterborough is a thoughtful city and the detail that they show to this as well as the rest of the riverfront is a great example to other cities

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Peterborough, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

We took this short excursion and found it to be very interesting and informative. We live in Peterborough and had seen the lift locks from the ground and had watched other boaters maneuver their way up and down. We had also visited the museum which has many pictures of this lock being built. Would recommend to all ages.

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Thank 143Cathy
Peterborough & the Kawarthas, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Whether you're out for a weekend drive or showing guests around Peterborough. The Lift Locks are a must see. For the adventurist, drive into Little Lake in the heart of Peterborough and take the cruise or just sit by the side of the Trent Canal and watch as boats are lifted high above you. You can also visit the Lift... More 

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Ottawa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

There are many locks in Ontario, and everyone is interesting and reveals amazing engineering work. This one is the most impressive one, it is a great engineering work, it is massive and it is impressive to see it at work.

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