Issued: May 21, 2021

PETERBOROUGH, ONTARIO, MAY 21, 2021 Parks Canada advises that the Trent-Severn Waterway is scheduled to re-open for navigation on Friday, May 28, 2021 at 9 a.m.

Navigation will remain closed over the May long weekend.

Please be advised that operation of the Peterborough Lift Lock will be available on a modified basis starting on May 28, 2021, with an anticipated return to full operation by the end of June 2021. In order to transit as many vessels per day as possible, lockages will scheduled, allowing for one complete transfer up and down per day. Boaters will be asked to disembark their vessels while the transfer is underway.

More details on the 2021 Navigation Season will be provided over the coming week.

Boaters wishing additional information to aid with trip planning can contact us via email at

Consistent with provincial direction, visitors are strongly encouraged to remain in their local area when undertaking outdoor recreation activities.

For the most up-to-date information regarding our facilities and services, please visit us online at or follow us on social media @TrentSevernNHS



Karen Feeley,
Public Relations and Communications Officer
Trent-Severn Waterway
Parks Canada