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Liftlock and The River Boat Cruises

Little Lake Peterborough Marina, Peterborough, Ontario K9J 7H5 , Canada
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Type: Boat Tours
Fee: Yes
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Sudbury Ontario
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35 reviews 35 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

This is a must see while in Peterborough. It was a unique experience for us. The weather was perfect and we enjoyed the commentary, we had the 2 guides and they were both great. Don't miss this, you will love it.

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Forest Hill, Maryland
12 reviews 12 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

We visited Peterborough, ON specifically to see the lift lock. Taking the cruise not only let us see and ride the lift lock but we also went through a traditional lock and saw a swing bridge in operation. Our cruise captain gave an informative and humorous narrative about the history of the waterway and lock system during the 2 hour... More

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Lakefield, On
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

This is one of the amazing engineering feats and fascinating to watch the Liftlock go up and down. I took my sister and brother in law from England on the Liftlock Cruise and they were fascinated and impressed by the logistics and canal. You actually go up in the lock while the other side comes down. The visitors centre is... More

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Toronto, Canada
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

Very interesting and relaxing 2 hours long trip. Narrative was original and you could see that Captain/Guide knows his route and loves talking about it.

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Greater Toronto Area
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49 reviews 49 reviews
16 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

Our family took the double deck River Boat Cruise which took us through two sets of locks, one being the lift lock and a swing bridge along the Trent Severn Waterway. I love the fact that to a certain degree the first lock was still manually opened and closed. The lift lock, although impressive given its history, dual hydraulic lift... More

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Windsor, Canada
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

This is one trip that is leisurely and full of interesting facts about the waterways of locks systems.Informative dialogue from the boat Captain and plenty of opportunities for pictures.Just a very pleasant way to while away the time and enjoy the company of others and get some fresh air at the same time.

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Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

A relaxing and informative boat ride through Peterborough's lift lock. The 2-hour cruise has lots to see and hear, but can be a bit slow at times. Travelers will learn lots about Peterborough's history and how and when the locks were made as well as experience the 103-year-old locks in action.

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Athens, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2011

The liftlock attracted us to Peterborough on our summer vacation to Canada. We couldn't be satisfied with just looking at the locks and wanted to take a boat ride and experience locking through. The boat tour was fun and educational. The boat operator was informative and entertaining but at times a bit immature and unprofessional. Well worth the money and... More

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