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Peterborough Lift Lock

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Trent Canal System Must-See Attraction

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

Reviewed 16 January 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 24 December 2018
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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
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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
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Reviewed 16 January 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
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Reviewed 24 December 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
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Reviewed 12 December 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 11 December 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 10 December 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 25 November 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 12 November 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 6 November 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 28 October 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
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13 August 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
12 April 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.
27 January 2018|
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Response from mariac1959 | 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.