Trip Planner:   Canada  /  Ontario  /  Peterborough  /  Peterborough Lift Lock

Peterborough Lift Lock, Peterborough

4.6
#2 of 61 in Things to do in Peterborough
Must see · Historic Site · Landmark
Create an itinerary including Peterborough Lift Lock
Marvel at the wonders of physics and early 20th century technology when visiting Peterborough Lift Lock. This particular lock is the highest hydraulic lift lock in the world at a height of 19.8 m (65 ft), almost 60 feet higher than other conventional locks of the time. It functions purely by gravity, with one caisson acting as a counterweight for the other. Visit the information center which offers interactive simulations and historical exhibits about the lock’s construction. Take a lunch or dinner cruise along the waterway on a riverboat, where you can experience the ascent and descent for yourself. Peterborough Lift Lock is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our , custom trip planner Edition.
Create a full itinerary - for free!

Peterborough Lift Lock reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor traveler rating
TripAdvisor traveler rating 4.5
605 reviews
Google
4.7
TripAdvisor
  • First time doing this excursion, seeing the lock system from the shore is neat but going up .....way up in a boat gives you such a better appreciation of this engineering feat. The only option... 
    First time doing this excursion, seeing the lock system from the shore is neat but going up .....way up in a boat gives you such a better appreciation of this engineering feat. The only option...  more »
  • We were 2.5 hours early for hotel check-in so we took a detour and visited Lock 21 - Peterborough Lift Lock first. We drove through the narrow tunnel beneath the lock, made our way to the parking lot....  more
    We were 2.5 hours early for hotel check-in so we took a detour and visited Lock 21 - Peterborough Lift Lock first. We drove through the narrow tunnel beneath the lock, made our way to the parking lot....  more »
Google
  • What a great experience at the lock on Saturday. It's such a marvel! Almost 70 kayakers went through together as part of an event. The staff were so kind and also funny! They were very accommodating to us. Thanks for a great time!
  • We had a good time on the Lift Lock Cruise in Peterborough. Seeing the World's highest hydrolic lift lock was amazing. Being over a hundred years old and still working. Over 77ft lift up in total was epic to experience! Definitely recommend seeing this historical wonder of Canada 🇨🇦 👌 👍 😀

Plan your trip to Peterborough

  • Compose it!
    Your own itinerary for your car vacation, beach vacation, city trip, any near or distant journey ... ready within 10 minutes.
  • Customize it.
    Refine your plan. We find the best routes and opportunities.
  • Book it.
    Choose from the best accommodations (Expedia, AirBnB), airlines and activities, by yourself or share with travel professionals for the utmost experience. Up to 50% discount!
  • Do it yourself.
    Or share your plan with travel professionals for a customized trip