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Address: Little Lake Peterborough Marina, Peterborough, Ontario K9J 7H5 , Canada
Phone Number: 705-742-9912
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Highest Electonic Locks in the World

That has a spectacular view from the highest lock! You can be on the top deck under a covered yet open canopy or on the lower deck for those in wheelchairs near the open front... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
102kwalsh
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Peterborough, Canada
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Peterborough, Canada
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

That has a spectacular view from the highest lock! You can be on the top deck under a covered yet open canopy or on the lower deck for those in wheelchairs near the open front where you see the parks staff hand crank the locks open to let the water up or down. The tour guide on the boat is... More 

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Thank 102kwalsh
Peterborough, Canada
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16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My husband and I took the boat cruise up the Peterborough Lift Locks this past summer and after living in Peterborough for over 20 years, it was something I have never done. You certainly get a totally different perspective when you are travelling up and down the massive 112 year old locks than you do from the sidelines. Well worth... More 

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Thank Susan S
Peterborough
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34 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

Love the ambiance with the whole family there. The view was beautiful and the staff were friendly. We love the experience of going through the first hydraulic liftlock. It was amazing being lifted in the elevator. The view was amazing from upstairs and then the drinks available downstairs was handy. It was truly a joyful experience. It doesn't go to... More 

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1 Thank Debbie B
Peterborough, Canada
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

We attended a wedding this past Saturday on this cruise...OMG it couldnt have been any better.... Fabulous music, fabulous service and a fabulous night...Thankyou very much for a funny and wonderful time!!!!

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Thank NancylovesOttawa
Ottawa, Canada
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25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

We were here bringing our daughter to school and decided to check this out. We travel often through the locks on the Rideau Canal so the first lock was nothing new. BUT, the second one with the hydraulics was amazing. A truley awesome engineering feat. It is a 2 hour trip up and back and the serve beer etc. which... More 

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1 Thank Kellis18
Toronto
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18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

Cruise lasted 2 hours. I went with a group without the meal so all I can comment on was that the upper deck group's meal looked nice and my tongue was hanging out for a piece of their pie, lol. The captain keeps an ongoing commentary as we pass by things on the canal, intermixed with jokes. Onboard washrooms and... More 

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Thank BeachGuy1
Tiny, Canada
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21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

We booked accommodation and cruise more than a week in advance, got a phone call the morning of, to confirm; drove the 20 minutes to get there only to find that the tour operator cancelled because there were not enough people. As it turned out, we took the Voyageur canoe paddle into the lift-lock for 1/2 the price. Way more... More 

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1 Thank splain_Lucy
norwood
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12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

I have been on the River Cruise for a wedding reception. It was a fantastic afternoon and evening. I have also been on the Diner Cruises with family and friends and the food was fantastic as well as the atmosphere. We watched the fireworks from the boat that evening also. The liftlock cruise up and down over the lift several... More 

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Thank K7213YGdavidb
Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
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30 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Bring your camera. Boat cruise goes up the river and lift lock - highest in the world! There are 2 hour sightseeing tours, plus additional tours that include lunch or dinner. Historic family fun. Licensed snack bar on board. Runs May - October.

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Thank Marlene C
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

Tour itself was good but Disappointed on boarding process Was told seating was first come first serve and were recommended to be there about 20 minutes before boarding time. Was there 30 minutes in advance waited in line behind the sign as instructed. We were the 3rd family in line so thought for sure we would get a seat on... More 

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