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Address: Ashburnham Drive, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
Phone Number: (705) 750-4953
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Opened in 1904 and designated as a Canadian National Historic Site, this is...

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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A mechanical marvel ... AWESOME

We visited with out of town guests, and they were awe struck by the mechanical marvel of the lift locks ... truly impressive every time we visit.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
CaptainBill217
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St. Catharines, Canada
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St. Catharines, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We visited with out of town guests, and they were awe struck by the mechanical marvel of the lift locks ... truly impressive every time we visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The day after my daughters wedding we booked the boat trip,it was absolutely fabulous.it was my first time to see lift locks

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Thank Norriecoen
Yarker, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Never been there till this year and wow. It was cool. Amzing on how it works and its the largest in world...cant wait to try it with a boat

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Thank mgb1207
Peterborough, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is truly an engineering marvel. The best way to see the Lift lock and get in depth information is to take the Lift Lock Cruise. The two hour transit of a standard lock and the Lift Lock is definitely a must do.

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Thank Warren D
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was great we were actually able to watch the lifts work wich was an amazing experience! Also because we were international travelers they gave us pins as a thank you for visiting!

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Thank Neff R
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101 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was here years ago on a family trip... Came back with our kids! We had a great day... Took a boat tour, then went to the interpretive centre and watched from land. Very impressive engineering feat even after more than 110 years. Our kids thoroughly enjoyed it as well. One of those things you can just sit and watch...... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There are several locks to watch the boats, a nice one being in Beavermead Park. One can dream of someday having a boat like those sailing through.

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Thank Errol P
Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Watching boats enter a large container of water which then is raised several stories into the air while an equally large container of water is lowered next to it is fascinating. Children and adults alike will be impressed. One surprising thing is how fast this all happens! A small museum explains the engineering details.

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Thank Steffi O
London, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took our 10 year old to see this and we loved it, A part of history so a good learning experience but also just neat to see

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Peterborough, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Riverboat Cruises through here are awesome. I took my exchange students through here and they loved being lifted through the locks. Super cool!

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