October 02, 2018 - Info-Work: Next Phase of Work to Begin

Another phase of concrete repairs underway Healey Falls Locks. This phase will include the replacement of Lock 16’s west wall, as well as refacing of Lock 16 and 17’s monoliths and breastwalls, and Lock 15’s intake trenches and valve pit. Lock 16 will receive a new lower steel gate and Lock 17 will also undergo hinge replacement. This is the final phase of work at Healey Falls and is expected to be completed by 2020.

Completed concrete work at Healey Falls Locks 17

Parks Canada investments into the Healey Falls site

Healey Falls rehabilitation began in 2013 with the refacing of both walls on Lock 15. Since 2015, the lower Lock 16 approach wall as well as the Lock 17 east and west chamber walls have been demolished and rebuilt. Thus far, Parks Canada has invested an estimated $10 M into this site.

Investments in preservation, rehabilitation, and restoration of our national historic sites will protect our heritage and strengthen their appeal as destinations to celebrate our nation's achievements.

About Healey Falls Locks and Dam

Healey Falls Locks were built in 1910, 66 years after the original construction of the Healey Falls Timber Dam. The flight of two locks were erected as part of the lower Trent River development created to accommodate power generation expansion. In 1913, a new concrete dam was commissioned and elements of the old dam were removed in 1915.

For more information

For more information about the Trent-Severn Waterway Historic Site, contact us at Ont.Trentsevern@pc.gc.ca or follow us on Facebook and Twitter @TrentSevernNHS.


August 23, 2018 - Community Update: Next Phase of Work to Begin
May 18, 2018 -
Info-Work: Canal Road Reopening at Healey Falls Locks
April 13, 2018 -
Community Update: Work Progressing Well
January 22, 2018
Video: Reconstruction of Healey Falls Lock 16/17
October 13, 2017 Info-Work: Upcoming Road Closure at Healey Falls
May 16, 2017 - Community Update: Concrete Work Complete
March 2, 2017 - Community Update: Concrete Work Wrapping up
January 24, 2017 - Community Update: Concrete Work Progressing Well
October 5, 2016 Community Update: Concrete Work to Begin in October 2016
July 28, 2016 - Investigative Drilling at Healey Falls
May 24, 2016 - Healey Falls Concrete Repair Complete