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Fascinating technology

The term "marine railway" will no longer result in a "huh?" after you visit the here. In short, a... read more

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Plymouth, Minnesota
Engineering wonder

Worth the visit! Beautiful environment and an exciting adventure out of the city to explore and... read more

Reviewed 28 November 2018
Muskoka Lakes, Canada
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Upper Big Chute Road, Big Chute, Ontario L0K 1E0, Canada
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All reviews unique experience watching the boats one of a kind trent severn waterway late september an ice cream great place to visit watched several engineering marvel lower lake boat lift interesting attraction lock lifted track hydro technology
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The term "marine railway" will no longer result in a "huh?" after you visit the here. In short, a marine railway is large platform that runs on rails that lifts and lowers boats between waterways that are at different elevations. If that's not something you...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 28 November 2018

Worth the visit! Beautiful environment and an exciting adventure out of the city to explore and learn.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank RuthNish
Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

A unique experience, with some clever engineering skill in display here - not only in moving boats from one level to another (18 metres?), but in keeping them safe and horizontal while doing so, by way of a clever two rail track system.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Ezra710
Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

What a neat morning. The Big Chute marine railway was a true marvel. Watching boats load and go up and over the road was quite fascinating. Plus, being able to walk around the hydro pumps and see both sides of the water. What a great...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank IndySig
Reviewed 13 September 2018

We visited this attraction one Summer Afternoon and spent about 2 hours just watching the boats on the "Boat Ferry". It's fascinating to watch and there are stairs and a sidewalk to follow along with the Tram as it Ferries boats from one lake to...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank The_Explorer_Beans
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

We traveled through the Big Chute on our boat this summer. It is pretty neat how they are able to move that number of boats over the big Chute each day. The boats drive into the lock and are out in slings and the marine...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank thesixquinns
Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

My engineer husband loved it. We drove 8 hours to see it and he said it was worth it. It's certainly situated in a pretty part of the world.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank candy321
Reviewed 25 July 2018

Went to The Big Chute on Monday. Something to see. I was fascinated how they take boats from on lake that's either higher or lower depending on the direction your coming from lifting them up on this contraption that takes them out of the water...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank dawn m
Reviewed 16 July 2018

We went up to the Marine Railway at the Big Chute near Coldwater On. This major attraction take boats out of the water along the Trent Severn waterway and down the side of a hill to the next level of the river. I believe the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Doug V
Reviewed 19 June 2018

I was over the Chute the other day and it was very slow going. I know it is part of the excitement of the whole Severn trip, it's just too bad that it break down so much. Of course this would never stop you from...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Caryll B
8 June 2017|
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Response from epserendipity11 | Reviewed this property |
They have several parking lots on-site, with ample parking.
27 August 2015|
Response from LouiseT791 | Reviewed this property |
Upper Big Chute Rd, Coldwater, ON L0K 1E0
Bob W
28 December 2014|
Response from PickeringRoadTripper | Reviewed this property |
I don't work at or run Big Chute. You would have to contact them.