We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Peterborough Lift Lock

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Review Highlights
Trent Canal System Must-See Attraction

The Peterborough Lift Locks are an amazing example of early 19th Century engineering which produced... read more

Reviewed January 16, 2019
Angela S
Peterborough Lift Lock - The Hydraulic Boat lifts in the World !

A beautiful park to appreciate the skills of ancient hydraulic engineers! Historical places are... read more

Reviewed December 23, 2018
whyps4
,
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Read all 551 reviews
225
All photos (225)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good31%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
About
Opened in 1904 and designated as a Canadian National Historic Site, this is the highest hydraulic lift lock in the world.
Open Now
Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
See all hours
Contact
Ashburnham Drive, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
Website
+1 705-750-4953
Call
Improve This Listing
Reviews (551)
Filter reviews
520 results
Traveler rating
316
162
35
3
4
Traveler type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
316
162
35
3
4
Show reviews that mention
All reviews an engineering marvel boat trip trent severn waterway watching the boats parks canada walk up national historic site visitor center visiting peterborough small museum peterborough area picnic tables on site canal captain operation action
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 520 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

In the summer small boat trip in the canal of the quiet area of Peterboroughwill give you a tour of the place.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank mdcanada1
Reviewed January 16, 2019

The Peterborough Lift Locks are an amazing example of early 19th Century engineering which produced the highest dual hydraulic lift lock system in the world.....in our own backyard!

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Angela S
Reviewed December 23, 2018

A beautiful park to appreciate the skills of ancient hydraulic engineers! Historical places are always a wonder to the new generation. The Peterborough lift lock is one among them. This is a National historic site of Canada constructed in the beginning of the 20th century...More

Date of experience: April 2018
2  Thank whyps4
Reviewed December 12, 2018

What an amazing piece of history. Built back in the early 1900's which is hard to believe. Highest hydraulic lifts in the world! Great place for taking pictures, up top you can see for miles, walking, hiking, picnic, visitors centre accommodates those question you have...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank lynn380
Reviewed December 11, 2018

There are a number of cruises you can take, including lunch and dinner cruises. We have did an afternoon tour this time. It is a pleasant way to spend a couple of hours seeing the city from a different venue. The trip is quiet and...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Paul S H
Reviewed December 9, 2018 via mobile

Who wouldn’t want to see the largest hydraulic lift locks in the world? Doesn’t matter what time of year you’re here: watching boats pass through the locks in the summer, skating on the canal in winter. When I was here last week I’d forgotten how...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank OnAnotherJourney
Reviewed November 24, 2018 via mobile

Took our grandsons on this excursion. They found the mechanics of the different types of locks very interesting. An enjoyable ride.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 965catharineb
Reviewed November 11, 2018 via mobile

This is such an interesting trip for school Groups all the way up to seniors to watch various sized of vessels rise up and drop down seemingly without effort very impressive

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Indigloflight
Reviewed November 6, 2018

i wouldn't make a special trip just to see this engineering marvel, unless you are retired with nothing else to do. however if in Peterborough area, add it to your list. of course if you're travelling on a boat, you cant help but see it....More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank sockers
Reviewed October 28, 2018 via mobile

Got to seeLock21 in opération got to see the last day 2018 and was quite the adventure. Built decades ago and runs so smoothly

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Martin C
View more reviews
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 12 nearby hotels
Motel 6 Peterborough
137 reviews
.32 miles away
Best Western Plus Otonabee Inn
651 reviews
.45 miles away
Holiday Inn Peterborough
457 reviews
1.39 miles away
Peterborough Inn & Suites Hotel
224 reviews
1.65 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 365 nearby restaurants
Berc's Steak House
306 reviews
.24 miles away
Carousel Restaurant
148 reviews
.38 miles away
Porch and Pint Pub
40 reviews
.28 miles away
Docker's Fish & Chips
19 reviews
.72 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 89 nearby attractions
Showplace Performance Centre
74 reviews
1.60 miles away
Beavermead Park
46 reviews
.65 miles away
Peterborough Museum and Archives
45 reviews
1.58 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
revIowa_USA
August 13, 2018|
AnswerShow all 12 answers
Response from Readontheroad | Reviewed this property |
We just rode it in our own boat on Sep 18th, the traffic is much lower since Labor day, but the locks are open until Oct 8th, Canadian Thanksgiving
1
Vote
Johanna P
April 11, 2018|
Answer
Response from Robert B | Reviewed this property |
Liftlock Cruises Peterborough. Suggest you look them up online to see when they start this year. Don,t think they will be operating until May long weekend.
0
Votes
asain69
January 26, 2018|
AnswerShow all 6 answers
Response from Chris M | Reviewed this property |
We stayed at the Holiday Inn in Peterborough as it is close to town, and the cruise boat dock is right outside.
1
Vote