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Peterborough Lift Lock

Ashburnham Drive, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
(705) 750-4953
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Ranked #3 of 29 attractions in Peterborough
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Historic Sites
Description: 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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English first
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

The inside exhibits are free and informative without being overwhelming while the actual lock speaks for itself. An engineering feat over 100 years old!

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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

I thoroughly enjoyed taking this historic tour, very informative and the captains are very witty also. It is very interesting and worth taking the tour

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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

We really enjoyed all the information the lovely French speaking girl gave us. We learned so much. We were clueless about locks and this gave us the drive to visit as many as we could find while on visit in this corner of our province.

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Sarasota, Florida
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 via mobile

This is a must see and even more thrilling if you get a chance to use it. We locked down and up in it and it was quite an experience. It is one big bathtub!!

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Brampton, Canada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
6 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Had a wonderful time during our tour through the Lift Locks. Really want to thank JODY our Captain. He is a real pro and funny too. I would recommend this tour to everybody. Have fun and enjoy.

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

My husband talked about this lock since he visited in the 1990's. We visited Peterborough specifically to see the lock. It was just as interesting as he described. We first went to the Lift Lock Museum which has a very nice film about the Trent-Severn Waterway and a good display about the lift lock. There is a viewing balcony where... More

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Bowmanville
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Was here today great place to visit. They have a great film about the Trent canal system very interesting and small museum and gift shop. Great place also to walk your dog. The staff are very helpful and friendly so if you want something to do in Peterborough visit here

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Peterborough, Canada
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45 reviews 45 reviews
25 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Lift Lock puts on an amazing boat tour. All history is explained and pointed out when you pass it. Staff and friendly and helpful. Well worth taking and highly recommended

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Peterborough, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This cruise through the Peterborough liftlocks is a really fun activity for the whole family - or a couple on their own. My husband and I took the cruise because we wanted to learn something about the history of the liftlocks in Peterborough, ON. What an incredibly enjoyable and educational afternoon! The Captain took everyone on a cruise through time... More

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Peterborough , Ontario
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4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The Captin makes everyone feel like family when you board and during the cruise . We took our Granddaughter from Texas on it and she was so impressed her friends at school want to save up to come to Canada just for the Lift Lock experience . I tried to purchase more tickets when they were on Wagjag at half... More

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