Trent-Severn Waterway and Peterborough Lift Lock

The management plan is a strategic guide for future management of a national historic site. It is required by legislation, guided by Indigenous and public consultation, approved by the Minister responsible for Parks Canada, and tabled in Parliament.

Management plans are based on a long-term vision, with clear direction for a 10-year period, including measurable objectives and targets to achieve results. Parks Canada’s management plan guides management decisions and actions at a heritage place, and serves as a key public accountability document for that place.

Public consultations (2022)

Parks Canada is currently seeking feedback on a new Draft Management Plan. Your input is important for a shared vision of the next 10 years.

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About management planning

Management planning is a process undertaken to set out, and periodically assess, the strategic management direction of a national historic site. This process helps to ensure Parks Canada delivers on its commitments to heritage places on behalf of Canadians. It also provides an opportunity for Indigenous peoples, residents, boaters, visitors and all types of stakeholders to share their ideas and thoughts.

Key dates:

April 4, 2022: The consultation process for the management plan will commence. Details on when and how to participate will be announced shortly.

Previous management plans:

Current stage


Management plan preparation; Indigenous and public engagement

Stages of Parks Canada's management planning cycle
  1. Management plan implementation, monitoring and evaluation
  2. State of site assessment
  3. Scoping issues and vision elements
  4. Management plan preparation; Indigenous and public engagement
  5. Management plan approval