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Trent-Severn Waterway National Historic Site of Canada

Lock 21 - Peterborough Lift Lock

Lock 21 - Peterborough Lift Lock

145.0 (mile 90.1)
36.6 m (120 ft)
9.7 m (32 ft)
Average Lift:
19.8 m (65 ft)
(705) 750-4953
Tourist Centre:

Peterborough and the Kawarthas Tourism
Tel: (705) 742-2201 or 1-800-461-6424

Kawarthas Northumberland


One of only two hydraulic lift locks on the Waterway, Lock 21 is the highest hydraulic lift lock in the world. Opened on July 9, 1904, it leaves a visible and lasting impact on Peterborough's landscape. Quiet overnight mooring is located at the upper level. There are plenty of services within a 10-minute walk to the East City area of Peterborough. The Peterborough Lift Lock Visitor Centre is located next to the lock. At the Visitor Centre, visitors can find public washrooms, as well as exhibits and films.

Visitor Information Centre  

Location: 353 Hunter Street East, Peterborough
Open: Daily Open and Closing Time of Locks

For more information and group tour bookings, phone (705) 750-4950.