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Quite amazing really

We traveled through the Big Chute on our boat this summer. It is pretty neat how they are able to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Port Perry, Canada
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A wonderful outing.

My engineer husband loved it. We drove 8 hours to see it and he said it was worth it. It's... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Ottawa, Canada
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Upper Big Chute Road, Big Chute, Ontario L0K 1E0, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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.

Thank candy321
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank dawn m
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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

1  Thank Rockiroads
Reviewed 5 March 2018

I'd suggest if in the area to take a side trip to see this engineering marvel in action. It's very impressive! After there is an ice cream spot at the local Marina, or Coldwater is a 20 minute drive with restaurants, ice cream, coffee shops,...More

3  Thank NorthernCanadian1
Reviewed 6 October 2017

Just off Highway 400 north of Orrilia this is a must see. Don't park at the first park on the left as you arrive, its $10 a day. Drive though the site over the railway lines and turn left into a public car park on...More

4  Thank Peter K
Reviewed 31 August 2017

Basically this is a big escalator for boats! the kids will love watching them . There is an icecream place near by and some historical markers and plaques to read. Nice area and good to just chill on!

Thank travelcato
Reviewed 29 August 2017

I have seen locks, but the marine railroad in unique. It's a free attraction. You can watch an usual railroad type carrier pick up boats on one side and drop off on another. Saw everything from kayaks to large houseboats being transported. Amazing piece of...More

Thank Larry R
Reviewed 17 August 2017

If mechanical things don't impress you, then keep on driving. But if they do, this structure is worth a visit. Check out how the dolly follows two sets of tracks, built at different angles, just to keep everything level. It's all operated by cables. The...More

1  Thank Mike D
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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
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28 December 2014|
Response from PickeringRoadTripper | Reviewed this property |
I don't work at or run Big Chute. You would have to contact them.