138 Canoes & Kayaks Just Jammed Into Lift Lock On Record Breaking Historic Day

There was an epic event called Lock 'n Paddle on Sunday (June 26th) at the Lift Lock (aka Lock 21) in Peterborough as part of National Canoe Day celebrations.

Lock 'n Paddle's goal was to see how many canoes and kayaks they could squeeze into the Lift Lock. An amazing 138 crammed into the Lift Lock, breaking the previous record of 101. Here are some photos and tweets from this awesome day...

Photo by Evan Holt

Photo by Evan Holt

138 canoers and kayakers getting ready to go up the Lift Lock in Peterborough, Canada (the hydraulic lock has a rise of 65 feet)...

Seriously, look at this... incredible...

Photo by Carey McMaster

Photo by Carey McMaster

Fitting 138 in? Well it was a bit of a jigsaw puzzle but they did it! 

Look at these pictures by Becca Mckenzie...

Photo by Becca Mckenzie

Photo by Becca Mckenzie

There was even singing during this great Canadian moment...

And check out this speed motion video of a "traffic jam" in Peterborough & the Kawarthas...

It was a historic day—on the same day it was announced that $270 million will be invested into the Trent-Severn Waterway—that those that participated in will never forget...

Photo by Evan Holt

Photo by Evan Holt

Here's the epic photo by Trent-Severn Waterway that really puts this whole day in beautiful perspective...

Photo via @trentsevernNHS

Photo via @trentsevernNHS

UPDATE: Here is a quick little video our Creative Director Evan Holt made while paddling up the Trent-Severn Waterway to the Lock 'n Paddle today...

—post by Neil Morton & Evan Holt

[Related: 15 Neat Facts About The Construction Of The Lift Lock]

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