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Liftlock and The River Boat Cruises

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Address: Little Lake Peterborough Marina, Peterborough, Ontario K9J 7H5, Canada
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+1 705-742-9912
09:00 - 16:00
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Sun 09:00 - 16:00
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Fee: Yes

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Informative sightseeing cruise and wonderful experience

When I first moved to Peterborough, one of the first things I did was take the Liftlock cruise. The captain was very entertaining and informative. Going through the first lock... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 November 2016
Cindy C
Peterborough, Canada
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Peterborough, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

When I first moved to Peterborough, one of the first things I did was take the Liftlock cruise. The captain was very entertaining and informative. Going through the first lock was an experience in itself but once we went up the lift lock -- wow! Very impressive history and the best view in the Kawarthas. If you are afraid of... More 

Thank Cindy C
Oakville, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Spent three days in town for a family funeral but managed to spend time at the rowing events. All sorts of young people and judges from out of town at this high profile event. In fact the majority of hotel/motel rooms were booked because of this competition. There is a strong history within this town of such vents and one... More 

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Bangor, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

This afternoon I had the pleasure of cruising on The Trent Severn Waterway and going through the world's highest lift lock. It was truly amazing and our captain, Jody, was both very entertaining and informative. It helped that the sun was shining bright

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Campbellford, Canada
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129 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Captain Jody did a fine job, with lots of humour, of detailing the boat cruise through a regular lock and the lift lock. The cruise was about two hours .....popcorn, snacks and beverages, including alcoholic drinks are available on board. Our was just a sightseeing tour but they have dinner cruises available as well. Discount for seniors. Glad we went.

Thank someday0713
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Although it was such a nice experience for cruising on the boat going thru the liftlock. It was too hot while it took long the go thru the lock. Since we need to wait for few boat entering the lock together.. Waited for the water falling thru.. During while period, I was sweating crazily!! I think once in life is... More 

Thank Pinky M
Peterborough, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Great meal and service. Very relaxing evening. Would recommend for a group outing. Franz prepared and served an excellent beef dinner

Thank 54rose
Kingston, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Captain Jody was full of stories and interesting factoids about the waterway, the locks, the fountain, the buildings, and the history. We quite enjoyed his narration of the tour. Before getting on the boat, I had no idea how a lift lock worked, and to experience it from the water was quite fun. The next day we visited the Parks... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

quite a unique piece of engineering. The visitor info center provides a peek into the history of the place with samples of pictures and other items. You walk out really appreciating the amount of work involved in building this lift. Remember we are talking about the late 1890s.

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Oshawa, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Had family visiting from Florida they thoroughly enjoyed visiting Peterborough. We spent the whole day touring the small town and liftlocks. There are many unique sores

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Lakefield, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

The boat trip is a casual, pleasant way to fully experience the lift lock, a more regular lock and swing bridge-all within a short boat drive. Learned lots of facts about the various locks on the Trent Severn waterway and about Peterborough from the knowledgeable and very entertaining guide, Jody. Would recommend this excursion for visitors and those who live... More 

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