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Peterborough Lift Lock

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Classic Peterborough

Who wouldn’t want to see the largest hydraulic lift locks in the world? Doesn’t matter what time of... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Fun boat ride

Took our grandsons on this excursion. They found the mechanics of the different types of locks very... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Catharine B
Port Perry, Canada
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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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Ashburnham Drive, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
+1 705-750-4953
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Reviewed 2 days ago 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
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 Catharine B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 5 weeks ago

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
Reviewed October 28, 2018

Warm sunny day and smooth waters to enjoy the lift lock experience. Great way to spend a summer afternoon.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed October 20, 2018 via mobile

Closed for the season, still outstanding historical site. Related historical information was also found at the museum. The colourful park at this time of year was a beautiful location for pictures. Amazing ingenuity for its time, glad we are preserving it’s importance.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 10, 2018

We really enjoyed walking around the lift lock. There are a few stairs to walk up to the top but it was worth it to see from above. It was built in 1904 and for the longest time was the highest lift lock in the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Usia2014
Reviewed October 9, 2018

Great lock system we used the lift lock cruise boat tours.Very fun and great views off the boat. We will be back.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank chev7
Reviewed October 9, 2018

We walked around this Peterborough attraction at the end of September. The leaves were in full colour and added to our viewing. Be prepared to walk up steps. Go into the tunnels at road level for another perspective.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Yvonne B
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August 13, 2018|
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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
Johanna P
April 11, 2018|
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.
January 26, 2018|
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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.