Trent-Severn Waterway National Historic Site of Canada

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In 1833 visionaries built a small wooden lock in Bobcaygeon to help the lumber industry. Over the next 87 years the Waterway grew to encompass 44 locks including 37 conventional locks, 2 flight locks, 2 hydraulic locks and a marine railway along the 386 km ribbon of Waterway connecting Trenton on Lake Ontario to Georgian Bay. Ever since the waterway opened it has been a recreational and commercial route, provided for conservation, water quality and navigation through the region. The Waterway attracts about 1.4 million visitors each year coming to experience the historic system, watch the boats and enjoy the peaceful environment. Travelling the 386 km by boat takes about a week one way, along the journey you will find The Trent-Severn Waterway is an engineering marvel that has stood the test of time and is National Historic Site of Canada.

December 3, 2012
Parks Canada Announces 2013 Hours of Operation At Trent-Severn Waterway Lockstations
Parks Canada has finalized the 2013 hours of operation schedule for lockstations on the Trent-Severn Waterway. As in previous years, the 2013 navigation season will run from the May long-weekend to Thanksgiving.

July 14, 2011
Government of Canada and Province of Ontario work together for the Future of the Trent-Severn Waterway
On behalf of the Honourable Peter Kent, Canada’s Environment Minister and Minister responsible for Parks Canada, Mr. Dean Del Mastro, Member of Parliament for Peterborough and Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister and to the Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, today signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Government of Ontario to ensure long-term cooperative management of the Trent-Severn Waterway and its watersheds.

July 4, 2011
Trent-Severn Waterway Expands Boat Services At Lock 34 Fenelon Falls
The Superintendent of the Trent-Severn Waterway National Historic Site of Canada is pleased to announce the availability of shore power, water hook-up and 303 feet of new dockage at Lock 34 in Fenelon Falls.

September 25, 2009
Government of Canada provides action plan for Trent-Severn Waterway Renewal
The Honourable Jim Prentice, Canada's Environment Minister and Minister responsible for Parks Canada, today announced the Government of Canada's action plan in response to the Trent-Severn Waterway Panel Report: The Future of the Trent Severn Waterway.

Backgrounder - Government of Canada's Response to the Panel Report on the Future of the Trent-Severn Waterway