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Big Chute Marine Railway

Upper Big Chute Road, Big Chute, Ontario L0K 1E0, Canada
+1 705-756-4863
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Great Spot to Take Vistors

This is always a great tourist spot to take friends from out of town. Very interesting historically... read more

Reviewed June 12, 2017
Garry M
Orillia, Canada
Definitely Different

The marine railway is about 10 KM or 15 minutes east of Highway 400 at exit 162. It is actually... read more

Reviewed May 21, 2017
Chuck H
Port Dover, Canada
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Upper Big Chute Road, Big Chute, Ontario L0K 1E0, Canada
+1 705-756-4863
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Reviewed June 12, 2017

This is always a great tourist spot to take friends from out of town. Very interesting historically and scenery wise. Good spot to picnic and take photos. Recommend this spot.

Thank Garry M
Reviewed May 21, 2017

The marine railway is about 10 KM or 15 minutes east of Highway 400 at exit 162. It is actually lock #44 on the Trent-Severn Waterway. It is something to see the transport of boats from a lower lake to a higher lake and vice...More

1  Thank Chuck H
Reviewed May 20, 2017 via mobile

I'm so lucky to be a local and live near buy. The best way to experience this is to go over it with a boat. My daughter loves comming here and climbing the rocks and cliffs trying to catch frogs. Also at the far end...More

2  Thank Kefka1911
Reviewed December 19, 2016

I have visited The Big Chute several times and enjoy it every time I'm there. It's a fascinating experience, especially for guests from Europe. They are amazed, as you will be as well!

Thank epserendipity11
Reviewed November 4, 2016

If you're lucky, you'll arrive at Big Chute when several boats are utilising the railway to pass from one waterway to another and enjoy the amazing sight. The railway protects the integrity of the waterways by stopping alien marine life from spreading across the waterways...More

Thank Hotel Harry
Reviewed October 22, 2016 via mobile

This lock is one of my favorites. Lifts your boat out of the water and sends it down a track a bit like a slow roller coaster! The scenery and experience is a great one!

1  Thank ChefCate
Reviewed October 10, 2016

A worthwhile stop and good exercise climbing the steps.lots of parking and a small snack bar nearby.

Thank Lchapmanphoto
Reviewed September 25, 2016 via mobile

I have been past it many times in the winter but this is the first time when it was open. It is definitely worth the time to take a side trip here. We arrived just as a boat was approaching, getting to see it load...More

Thank njoynow
Reviewed September 21, 2016

This is a unique engineering marvel allowing boats to pass up or down past a high water falls in the Trent Severn Waterway. Well worth the side trip by road or the water trip on the waterway to see it.

Thank dougcundall
Reviewed September 15, 2016 via mobile

Amazing feat of technology. Unbelievable that something so big can travel carring a payload of approximately nine boats at a time ranging from SeeDoos to large Cruisers. Travels 58 feet from Georgian Bay up to the Trenton Water Way System. Closed from just after Thanksgiving.

Thank Glen B
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Caryll B
June 7, 2017|
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Response from epserendipity11 | Reviewed this property |
They have several parking lots on-site, with ample parking.
August 26, 2015|
Response from LouiseT791 | Reviewed this property |
Upper Big Chute Rd, Coldwater, ON L0K 1E0
Bob W
December 27, 2014|
Response from PickeringRoadTripper | Reviewed this property |
I don't work at or run Big Chute. You would have to contact them.