Liftlock and The River Boat Cruises, Peterborough

3.7
#1 of 10 in Outdoors in Peterborough
We are a small family run business we promote a fun loving and friendly atmosphere. The Crew are set out to ensure you have a pleasurable and memorable cruise.

Discover the unbelievable beauty of this remote region of the Kawarthas. The popular Sightseeing cruise departs from the Peterborough Marina, next to the Holiday Inn, near Del Crary Park. You will be entertained by the Captain’s colourful commentary on the history of Peterborough and the Trent Severn Waterway. The tour takes us across Little Lake, past the Peterborough Centennial Fountain and into the City of Peterborough portion of the 110-year-old lock system, the first traditional flood lock raises us 12 feet, to the highlight of our trip. Where we go up and over the Peterborough Liftlock which is the world’s highest hydraulic lift lock which lifts 65 feet or 19.8m above the city.

This engineering marvel was completed in 1904.

There are other great options for South River Dinner Cruises and an awesome 2 hr Pre Peterborough Music-fest dinner cruise with VIP seats for the concert at Del Crary Park on Wednesday and Saturday evenings.

* Departure & times are subject to change without notice - call for availability and reservations
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  • Terrible experience!! We were planning a day trip from Toronto. On the phone message it said the cruise is functioning but reservation is required. We received a phone call shortly after and...  more »
  • The cruise was filled with information and history. Our tour guide was entertaining and made the cruise seem more personal. To see the lift locks for years and now go up them and hear about the...  more »

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