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Liftlock and The River Boat Cruises

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Address: Little Lake Peterborough Marina, Peterborough, Ontario K9J 7H5 , Canada
Phone Number: 705-742-9912
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Relaxing and Informative

The trip was informative as you had time to be involved with the operation of a regular Canal Lock with a commentary. Interesting views of Peterborough as well as sightseeing... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Warren D
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Peterborough, Canada
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Peterborough, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The trip was informative as you had time to be involved with the operation of a regular Canal Lock with a commentary. Interesting views of Peterborough as well as sightseeing along the shore were a bonus. The highlight was the transfer up the Lift Lock and down on the return trip. The trip took about 2 hours and is definitely... More 

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Milton
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The small brochure we received at the Visitor's Centre doesn't do justice to the cruise. Never having been on a boat going through the lock system, this was a very neat experience. The highlight was the Liftlock where the boat was lifted 77 feet in 3 minutes. The captain was the "tour guide" and was very engaging and very knowledgeable... More 

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Thank Gregory_H
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105 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We booked a 10:30am cruise for 2+ hrs (depends on the movement of the locks). It was almost $100 for 2 adults, a teenager, and a 10 yr old... Worth every cent! The captain was great, and very knowledgeable. He talked for the entire trip explaining the workings of the locks, and the history of Peterborough and the Trent Severn... More 

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Belleville, Canada
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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First of all it should not be called a sightseeing cruise...it should of just been advertised as a lock ride up and a turnaround and a lift lock ride back to see how the locks operate....there was not really any sightseeing to be done...it wasn't a long enough trip up the water way...we just looked for a wide spot to... More 

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Perth, Canada
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360 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went through the lock again and still learned some interesting information. First visit for my niece and she really enjoyed the experience. Great staff and commentary. Thank you.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An engineering marvel built in the year 1904 which needs to be experienced. Just imagine a ship getting lifted to an height of 60 feet. The cruise consists of two lift locks one to the height of 12 feet and another to an height of 60 feet making it the world's highest lift lock. If you plan to visit Canada... More 

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Lima
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86 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took the tour boat ride last weekend on a baking hot day and were thankful we went in the morning. There is full shade almost everywhere on the boat. The captain was funny and talked continuously about the history and interesting facts on the build of both the canal and the locks, as well as some points of interest... More 

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North Bay
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

There are cruises for different lengths of time. There is a small boat cruise with a crew of two of the kindest staff. There are several cruises throughout the day on their large cruise boat, all taking a ride up and down the liftlocks. There is a dinner cruise, a twilight cruise and you can even rent the cruise boat... More 

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Santa Maria di Leuca, Italy
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104 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016

In terms of an engineering design and build it's amazing once you realize that it was build on 1904, more than hundred years ago! and is Lock 21 on the Trent-Severn Waterway. The dual lifts are the highest hydraulic boat lifts in the world, with a lift of 19.8 m.

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46 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016

Plenty of useful information and some excellent humour by the staff, snacks and drinks are also available on board. It was a pleasant experience.

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