May 1, 2017 - Community Update: Masonry Work Complete 

Parks Canada is investing an unprecedented $3 billion dollars over 5 years to support infrastructure work to heritage, visitor, waterway and highway assets located within national historic sites, national parks, and national marine conservation areas across Canada. These investments represent the largest federal infrastructure plan in the 105-year history of Parks Canada.

As part of this infrastructure work, Lovesick Lock 30 has undergone masonry repairs including pointing, grouting and stone repair and/or replacement. Repairs at the lock began in September 2016 and completed in May 2017. In subsequent years, further review of the approach walls will determine if any concrete repairs are required. These repairs are important for maintaining the structural integrity of Lovesick Lock and enhancing public safety. 

Aerial view of Lovesick Lock 30.

About Lovesick Lock

Originally constructed in the late 1800’s, Lovesick Lock 30 helped allow navigation from Lakefield to Balsam Lake. Lovesick Lock is located on an island and is only accessible by boat. This is a unique feature on this historic waterway.

For More Information

If you have questions about the Lovesick Lock rehabilitation, please contact us at: and include "Lovesick Lock" in the subject heading.


February 9, 2017 - Community Update: Masonry Work Progressing Well 
October 27, 2016
Community Update: Concrete Work to Begin in October 2016
May 9, 2016 - Underwater Core Sampling