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Peterborough Lift Lock

Open today: 10:00 - 17:00
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This is such an interesting trip for school Groups all the way up to seniors to watch various sized... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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one of a handful in the world

i wouldn't make a special trip just to see this engineering marvel, unless you are retired with... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Trenton, 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
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 15 July 2010

We went on a Lift Lock dinner cruise and while seeing the lift lock was good, the dinner wasn't. Don't waste your money on the dinner cruise, take the cruise without the dinner or just go to Lock 21 on the Trent-Severn Waterway.

6  Thank George L
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 29 July 2014

The Captain and his staff need to take a course on customer service. If his staff can't answer customers questions and concerns they should not answer the phone. After trying to ask questions about booking a reservation a month in advance and questioned their full...More

5  Thank Wendy A
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is such an interesting trip for school Groups all the way up to seniors to watch various sized of vessels rise up and drop down seemingly without effort very impressive

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Reviewed 1 week ago

i wouldn't make a special trip just to see this engineering marvel, unless you are retired with nothing else to do. however if in Peterborough area, add it to your list. of course if you're travelling on a boat, you cant help but see it....More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Got to seeLock21 in opération got to see the last day 2018 and was quite the adventure. Built decades ago and runs so smoothly

Thank Martin C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Warm sunny day and smooth waters to enjoy the lift lock experience. Great way to spend a summer afternoon.

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Reviewed 4 weeks 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.

1  Thank Coreen S
Reviewed 11 October 2018

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 9 October 2018

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

1  Thank chev7
Reviewed 9 October 2018

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 2 October 2018 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 2 October 2018 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

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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.