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.
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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 »
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 🇨🇦 👌 👍 😀
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