Construction of the Peterborough Lift Lock lockstation

One of only two hydraulic lift locks on the Waterway, Lock 21 is the highest hydraulic lift lock in the world. Opened on July 9, 1904, it leaves a visible and lasting impact on Peterborough's landscape. Quiet overnight mooring is located at the upper level. There are plenty of services within a 10-minute walk to the East City area of Peterborough.


Lockstation Details

Chart: 2023

KM: 145 km (mile 90.1)

Lock Length: 36.6 m (120 ft)

Width: 9.7 m (32 ft)

Average Lift: 19.8 m (65 ft)

Length of stay: 2 night maximum

GPS Coordinates: 44°18'28.4”N 78°18'02.1"W

Hours and Services

Lockstation Hours of Operation

Information symbol Information
Toilet symbol  Washrooms
Water Potable water
Picnic Picnic Area
 Red Chairs
Local facilities and services
Contact us Lock 21 – Peterborough Lift Lock Telephone: (705) 750 - 4953

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