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Peterborough Lift Lock

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Ashburnham Drive, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
+1 705-750-4953
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River Run by Pedal'n'Paddle

We took two kayaks down river from Trent University and locked thru the LiftLock (#21) and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Lloyd51
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Peterborough, Canada
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Beautiful

After so many years it still looks the same as when I lived in Peterborough growing up. It's a... read more

Reviewed 1 January 2018
Linda F
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Woodstock, Ontario, 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.
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good32%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Ashburnham Drive, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
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"an engineering marvel"
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"boat trip"
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"trent severn waterway"
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"parks canada"
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"watch the boats"
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"walk up"
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"national historic site"
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"visiting peterborough"
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"visitor center"
in 8 reviews
"small museum"
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"peterborough area"
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"great place to visit"
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"picnic tables"
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"whole family"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We took two kayaks down river from Trent University and locked thru the LiftLock (#21) and Ashburnham lock (#20) and returned to Pedal'n'Paddle at the SilverBean Café

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Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

After so many years it still looks the same as when I lived in Peterborough growing up. It's a wonderful site to see.

Thank Linda F
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Reviewed 20 December 2017 via mobile

If you are in Peterborough this is really a worthwhile place to visit. The engineering and photo op alone is worth the visit; even if you don't spend much time in the museum. We saw a poster of both locks FULL of Kayaks! That must...More

Thank Thomas M
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Reviewed 19 November 2017

We stopped by this attraction in the summer. It was quite interesting to see how this lock works. It's quite different than any others that I have seen in the past. We watched a couple of boats go through. We didn't take a tour, just...More

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Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

Quite a marvel to see the largest structure ever to be built at that time (finished in 1904) in unreinforced concrete. The double “tub” system functions by gravity only, with one tub going up while the other descends. It’s noted as the highest hydronic dual...More

Thank Ken P
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Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

Loved it. Enhiyed the captain very much abd the locks were outstanding .Very informative.there were washrooms on board too.

Thank elevatorgarry
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Reviewed 9 November 2017

We really enjoyed seeing the locks in operation. We watched from below and then again from the top side. The store has lots of merchandise and we got a great T-shirt. This is a really cool thing to see.

Thank TimnMartha
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Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

Do you know that Peterborough lift lock is the highest hydraulic boat lifts in the world, raising boats 65 ft (20 m)? It is also the Lock 21 on the Trent-Severn Waterway. It was designated a National Historic Site in 1979. It's grand and tall....More

Thank Sunset155019
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Reviewed 23 October 2017

This is a must see attraction on many levels. It is a feat of engineering, lift locks are rare in North America, it is a national historic site, it is the highest lift lock in the work, it is set in a beautiful setting. There...More

Thank trainfan2000
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Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

Locks close after Thanksgiving weekend so they weren't working, but walking the grounds in the area was very peaceful. So many beautiful fall colours on the trees and quiet.

Thank Carla C
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asain69
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.
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MIA111
15 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
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26 July 2016|
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Response from david h | Reviewed this property |
Web site says 9am to 5pm
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