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“Trip over the Liftlock Thanksgiving weekend ”

Peterborough Lift Lock
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Owner description: Opened in 1904 and designated as a Canadian National Historic Site, this is the highest hydraulic lift lock in the world.
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

We had a great trip with our family from out of town. It was a great chance to enjoy the fall weather and have a solo trip up and down Peterborough's famous lock. This is well worth the effort, find a friend with a boat or use the tours available. The staff were all friendly and offered advice for our trip further up river.

Thank Stewartaudia4
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Reviewed 11 October 2017

We did the boat cruise and went through a smaller Lock and the Historic Lift Lock. The experience being raised 65 feet up in the air on top of the highest lift locks in the world while sitting in the boat in the lift with thousand plus litres of water was an exhilarating experience one must do if in the G.T.A. The kids enjoyed it as well though I don't think they quite understood the gravity of the unique engineering marvel they were enjoying :)

Thank Meesum
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Reviewed 11 October 2017

The lock is a brilliant piece of engineering that you need to see in action to fully appreciate. There are steps to walk up to the top lock or you can sit in the park by the lower lock and watch the activity on the canal. There is a small visitor centre with a shop and displays depicting the story of the lock – donations are welcomed. There is plenty of parking and washrooms. You can also get a boat trip that takes you through the locks. Worth making a detour to visit.

Thank w0tcha
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Reviewed 2 October 2017

Not only is this an informative boat trip teaching everyone about the area from modern times back to the early 1800s but you also get to travel on the worlds tallest hydraulic lift lock absolutely inspiring
This double decker boat travels with a full crew beverages of all kinds are available as well as light snacks and clean reliable washrooms
This boat can also be rented for private events such as weddings and company cruises
This a seasonal attraction and I have recommended it many times to many people

Thank Brian C
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Reviewed 2 October 2017

It was a great cruise, we were informed about all the interesting events that took place and the crew were great. I have celiac and dairy issue and the chef was very accomodating.

Thank Joan J
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