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Trent-Severn Waterway National Historic Site of Canada

Trent-Severn Waterway Navigation Facts

  • Water depth in navigation channel

2.4 m (8') Locks 1 - 19
1.8 m (6') Locks 20 - 45

  • Operational length & width of locks

25.4m (84') L x 7 m (23') W at Lock #45, Port Severn
(narrowest and shortest lock that gives limiting size for through navigation)

  • Minimum overhead (bridge) clearance

6.7 m (22')

  • Length of Waterway

386 km (241 miles)

  • Highest lift (of a lock)

19.8 m (65.4') Peterborough Lift Lock

  • Speed limit zones

10 km/hr

  • Number of locks

44

  • Number of lock stations

42

  • Approximate travel time

5 - 7 days (one-way trip through the Waterway)