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Address: Ashburnham Drive, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
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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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Very cool to see. Cool engineering attraction

I went in the winter time so the lift was not active, but it was still cool to see how it works. You really don't grasp the size until you see it in person. Well worth checking out

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Barry B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I went in the winter time so the lift was not active, but it was still cool to see how it works. You really don't grasp the size until you see it in person. Well worth checking out

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Thank Barry B
Peterborough, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Great for the whole family. During the trip the captain will share jokes and historical facts.Very entertaining and very scenic cruse from the heart of the city.

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Thank Adam M
Ancaster, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a family run business that is done very well. Jamie the guide made this the most memorable experience for my son. We were there in August and my son had never been on a boat. It was his 4th birthday and Jamie went out of his way to make it a truly special day for him. He showed... More 

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Thank MIA111
Peterborough, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The ride down the canal and across the lake was relaxing. Going up in the highest lift locks was fun, will go again

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Thank Sheila O
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

Great place to go for a walk in the summer Or in the fall to see the colours. Go thru the locks by boat if you have the oportunity, and check out the museum. Also great to skate on the canal in the winter months once the ice is ready!!

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Millbrook
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

Wonderful to watch the mechanics of this. great learning tool for children and very relaxing to sit in the park and watch it. Even more fun to take the cruise and actually be able to ride up and down on the lift.

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Toronto, Ontario
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

Must see if you are going to Peterborough. Go into the info centre and learn about the construction.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

I understand the amusing factor of a boat being lifted up to another water level with a century-old technology, but when you're actually there, prepare to wait for a very long time as it is century-old after all. We spent an hour waiting to watch the boat being lifted up, and then that's it. Honestly it's not worth the time,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

Amazing that this was built before the modern equipment that we might associate with such a large scale project. Peterborough is a thoughtful city and the detail that they show to this as well as the rest of the riverfront is a great example to other cities

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Peterborough, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

We took this short excursion and found it to be very interesting and informative. We live in Peterborough and had seen the lift locks from the ground and had watched other boaters maneuver their way up and down. We had also visited the museum which has many pictures of this lock being built. Would recommend to all ages.

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