Construction of the Kirkfield lockstation

The historic Kirkfield Lift Lock is located a few kilometres north of the Village of Kirkfield. The Kirkfield Lift Lock is the second highest hydraulic lift lock in the world with a lift of 15 metres (49 ft). The lock is situated at the highest point along the Waterway at 256.20 meters (840.5 ft) above sea level. Most boaters prefer to stay on the lower reach to avoid the stairs and gain easy access to the washrooms.


Lockstation Details

Chart: 2025

KM: 272.6 km (mile 169.4)

Lock Length: 42.2 m (138 ft)

Width: 10.2 m (33 ft)

Average Lift: 14.9 m (49 ft)

Length of stay: 2 night maximum

GPS Coordinates: 44°35'23.0"N 78°59'24.0"W

Hours and Services

Lockstation Hours of Operation

Information symbol Information
Toilet symbol  Washrooms
Water Potable water
Camp fire Fire pits
Picnic Picnic Area
Nautical charts symbol Nautical charts
 Red Chairs
Local facilities and services
Contact us Lock 36 – Kirkfield Telephone: (705) 438 - 3126

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