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Peterborough Lift Lock

Ashburnham Drive, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
+1 705-750-4953
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Largest in the world

Peterborough is the location of the largest lift lock in the world and is in the center of the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Bowmanville, Canada
Awesome afternoon!

A great way to spend a summers afternoon! Tour the lock museum, see the lock in action then take... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
maddy a
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.
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Ashburnham Drive, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
+1 705-750-4953
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Peterborough is the location of the largest lift lock in the world and is in the center of the historical Trent Waterway System. I would suggest a cruise on a tour boat from the marina which will take you up the system and see the...More

Thank Ken1949
Reviewed 6 days ago

A great way to spend a summers afternoon! Tour the lock museum, see the lock in action then take the boat cruise up the river to experience the whole liftlock!

1  Thank maddy a
Reviewed 6 days ago

Definitely recommend bringing new comers or people visiting Peterborough here, lots of interesting information and it's a beautiful walk.

Thank Courtyy
Reviewed 1 week ago

Boarding at 10:30 - it is a great way to spend a couple of hours in a Peterborough morning. You get to traverse Lock 20 of the Trent Severn Waterway and the Peterborough Lift Lock - at 65 feet, the highest inland lift in the...More

Thank Chris M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful place to visit in the summer and watch the boats going up and down the world's highest hydraulic lift lock. The fall is beautiful as the leaves are changing too!

Thank Lori C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ontario has so much to offer. Stop and think about the height and the amount of water that these locks control. REally an engineering marvel. Take a boat tour and experience first hand

Thank Asparagusto
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great experience, On holidays with our granddaughter and decided to check out how the locks work, Very interesting and gain some knowledge, nice scenery as well

Thank mickeymoos
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fifteen years ago, we visited the lift lock and were very impressed. On this revisit, the plan was to "experience" it........in our canoe. We did, and it was as exciting as expected. But, most people will not experience it (there is at least one commercial...More

Thank urbanguy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a quick visit but interesting, especially if there is a boat going through. This is a different type of locks then many of the more typical locks, so it's worth seeing. It is a feat of building for sure. There is a small visitor's...More

Thank Yvonne H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to see the lift locks and found them very interesting. While there we took in the museum. Just watching all the boats go into the lock them watching lift the lock was very interesting to see.

Thank Lynne T
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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
25 July 2016|
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Response from Diana M | Reviewed this property |
It's $57.50 including HST.