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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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Moved to Peterbotough and haven,t tired of seeing this in action

To think that this simple work of eingineering that has been in service for so many years and is still opeational Yiu have to see it

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Peterborough, Canada
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Peterborough, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

To think that this simple work of eingineering that has been in service for so many years and is still opeational Yiu have to see it

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We had a very interesting visit from both a historical and engineering perspective. Parks Canada manages this site very well. The grounds were clean and the educational displays in the visitor center were informative. Hopefully during your visit you get to see the lifts in operation. Be weary if you are travelling with children. There are no barriers into the... More 

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Timmins, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

This is the second time I've done the lift lock tour and it didn't disappoint. The tour operator (I think Jody is his name- he's got tattoos of tiny feet on his legs) is super friendly and well spoken. There is so much to learn along the way! I would highly recommend this tour to anyone wanting to learn about... More 

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Mississauga, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Great place to visit and take a picnic lunch. Educational for the kids to show them how boats are moved up and down different heights of waterways. I enjoy just sitting and watching the boats travel the river.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Great family outing. Relaxing and educational. Something everyone should do when visiting the Peterborough area.

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Whitby, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

First time there and it was so cool to watch. Where have I been my whole life? Would definitely like to take a lunch cruise through the locks one day.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Its a must see around here, not much else is as amazing in my opinion. Our extended family made a trip when we stayed at Carriage Hills Resort. Nobody was very keen to go, especially the kids. Once they saw the old machine work, they were all amazed and stood in awe. We stayed for over 45 min, waiting for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

If in the area, this is a must see.... Pretty impressive how fast the lift operates, and well maintain the area is, staff was awesome, they took the time to explained to us how the lift was working, and we were lucky enough to actually see a boat going up the lift lock

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

The Peterborough Lift Lock is a wonderful site and scenary a. If going to visit it, try to get there when boats going through these locks - that way you get to see the full significance of how they work. It is totally awesome and we must be proud that these lift locks... kids enjoyed the view!

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Peterborough, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Great structure to visit and learn how the lock works. You can take a boat cruise which goes through the canal and into the lock. A beautiful park and walkway at the lock area.

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