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Peterborough Lift Lock

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Address: Ashburnham Drive, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
Phone Number: (705) 750-4953
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Description: Opened in 1904 and designated as a Canadian National Historic Site, this...
Opened in 1904 and designated as a Canadian National Historic Site, this is the highest hydraulic lift lock in the world.
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Make sure kids do the activity!

Great stop with the kids and if you are lucky the mascot comes out! Kids never get tired of watching the lift lock go up and down. The historical information inside the main area... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Toronto, Ontario
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Toronto, Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Great stop with the kids and if you are lucky the mascot comes out! Kids never get tired of watching the lift lock go up and down. The historical information inside the main area is informative and short enough to keep the kids' attention. There's an activity that they can do and the kids get a pencil and a tag... More 

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dallas/fort worth, tx
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

A must see in your lifetime. We actually went through this lock on our boat. It's the Highest Hydraulic Lift Lock in the World! Amazing experience.

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

it's like a boat elevator, I've been to other locks, but this one was pretty interesting. Close to the city so lots to do afterwardds

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Brantford, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

The viewing area is very nicely laid out and provides visitors with easy access to the lock. It's history and construction are fascinating as is its simple functionality. For those who may be inclined and physically fit, take a climb up to the top of the lock to see it from another perspective. Nice little side trip.

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Colne, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

The Lift locks are reputed to be the largest in the world and very impressive to see in motion very interesting too.

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Hamilton
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This was a trip taken with good friends. It was very interesting to enter and leave the locks, something I have never done before. The boat was clean and staff very helpful. The on going commentary was entertaining as well as interesting.

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Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

The Peterborough Liftlock is not your usual lock, it actually raises you up high while the other side comes down. You get a lovely view if Peterborough, from up there, as the water runs into the lock next to you, you them start to come down back to the Canal. Then you can enjoy the cruise along the water. This... More 

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Marathon, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Built in 1904, this amazing structure allows vessels to rise/lower 65' in around 2-3 minutes. The Museum is extremely well done and provides both entertainment and information on this National Historic Site. If you have time, there are cruise boats that will take you through the Locks - what a ride! All the personnel working the lock & museum are... More 

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Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

The Sunday Morning trip on the Trent Severn Waterway and passage through the Lift Lock was exactly as expected: smooth, enjoyable and interesting. The two deck boat was (we believe) filled. Our seats (simple, molded plastic side chairs) forward on the upper deck afforded a good view. (We did not venture below to the snack bar, so don't know if... More 

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cabarete
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Worth showing the kids how they work, and it's great that you can travel all the way up the Kawarthas thanks to the locks. There are plenty of other locks to check out all through the region if you're not going to take the tour as well

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Additional Information about Peterborough Lift Lock

Address: Ashburnham Drive, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
Phone Number: (705) 750-4953
Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Peterborough
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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