Peterborough Lift Lock Visitor Centre31 Votes Currently Closed
- Address: 353 Hunter St E, Peterborough, ON K9H 7B5, Canada
- Timings: 09:00 am - 07:00 pm Details
- Phone: +1-7057504950
- Tags: Historical Site, Family And Kids, Architecture
If you have an interest in history and architecture, you will surely stumble upon this Lift Lock situated in the city of Peterborough. It is a boat lift on the Trent canal and is known as the world’s highest hydraulic Lift Lock. This was a great accomplishment in the first years of the 20th century as the lock’s dual lift could raise the boats to 6f feet. The visitor center near the lock was built in 1980 offering plenty of information and historical exhibits about the construction of the lift lock. If you like to skate, you can enjoy this below the lift lock in winter.
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Peterborough Lift Lock Visitor Centre Reviews & Ratings
One of the greatest waterways structures, that was the # one in the world for years. It works using water and gravity , the best practical example of the Lift Lock is a Seasaw ! You can find many good videos online about how a lift lock works, but remember do not mix the lift lock with Lock !!!!! The Peterborough Lift Lock , has a great picnic area around the lift lock, very good visitor centre with great services, also there is a two hours cruise that passes through the lift lock. If you like engineering structures, do not miss this !!!!!
I had wanted to visit the lift locks ever since I was a kid. My parents drove us through Peterborough every year but never stopped over. Now at the ripe old age of 71, I finally made it. These are the highest lift locks in the world. They have a very nice visitor centre with friendly informative staff.
Amazing Engineering marvel. Cool thing to see and understand how it works. Great explanation inside the visitor center.
Staff were very friendly and very helpful. Lots of information on the lift locks in this visitors center. Nice well gift store also.
Bsautiful and clean area. Stadf is friendly and helpfull. Great for a day trip