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Peterborough Lift Lock

Ashburnham Drive, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
(705) 750-4953
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Ranked #3 of 30 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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Wadebridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

We went on the lift lock cruise and I can't recommend it enough. We were welcomed aboard and all the way we were treated to an entertaining and informative talk. The lock itself is of course amazing and to understand and see the technology behind it humbling.

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

The lift Lock is an amazing invention to see! Just to think that someone came up with this idea is fascinating! I really enjoyed just watching it. I can imagine it must be a fun ride if you are on a boat! Definitely worth the trip!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Whether by the Lift Lock Cruise or your own private boat. Your next visit to the Trent-Severn Waterway must include a visit to the Peterborough Lift Lock. A little intimidating at first, but you will soon be marvelling at the 100 year-old engineering feat.

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Peterborough, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Truly historical in the fact that from human hands this marvel was built. Very impressive, and the tours in and around the Lock can be very interesting (and spooky)

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Millbrook, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This is the largest hydraulic lift Locke in the world and it was constructed over 100 years ago and is still in operation. It goes well with the Lift Locke Cruises

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Delta, Canada
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The lift lock was a highlight of this trip. Take the tour from the marina and the tour operator has many interesting stories as well as the history of the locks. The ride up and down is interesting and picturesque so take a camera. The museum has a movie worth viewing, also a demonstration area. The tour lasts about 2... More

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Lindsay, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This is a very informative trp along the Otonabe river from Little Lake to just past the lift locks. It is a great history lesson on the city of Peterborough and how it came to be the place it is now. You also learn that there are only 5 lift locks in the world and Ontario has two of them.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

The Peterborough Lift Locks being the highest "Hydraulic" Lift Lock in the World is a historical dite. If you go through the museum it offers, you will learn a lot of information about this site. The names of some of the men who constructed it, what was equipment was used, the amount of cement and other materials that was needed... More

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Peterborough
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

A must for people visiting Peterborough for the first time - take a trip through the locks by boat - a very enjoyable experience.

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Québec
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

the facility is beautiful..the technology behind this lock is mind boggling..you gotta see this if you visit

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