Peterborough Lift Lock

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Peterborough Lift Lock


The Peterborough Lift Lock is a boat lift located on the Trent Canal in the city of Peterborough, OntarioCanada, and is Lock 21 on the Trent-Severn Waterway. It is about a 45 minute drive from the Landing complex on Anstruther Lake.

The dual lifts are the highest hydraulic boat lifts in the world, with a lift of 19.8 m (65 ft). This was a considerable accomplishment at the time when conventional locks usually only had a 2 m (7 ft) rise. It is not the highest boat lift of any type in the world today: the lift at Strépy-Thieu in Belgium has a greater capacity (1,350 tonnes) and height difference (73.15 m).



  • Hunter Street East
  • Peterborough, Ontario

Trent-Severn Waterway National Historic Site
P.O. Box 567
Peterborough, Ontario
K9J 6Z6
Tel: 705-750-4900
Teletypewriter (TTY): 705-750-4949
Fax: 705-742 9644
Tel (Toll-free in North America Only): 1-888-773-8888