Trent-Severn Waterway National Historic Site's “Lock’n Paddle” Event In Celebration Of National Canoe Day & Canada 150

The second “Lock’n Paddle” event is preparing to float its way back into Peterborough on Saturday, June 24th.

2016 Lock 'n Paddle

2016 Lock 'n Paddle

This year, in celebration of Canada 150 and National Canoe Day, the Peterborough Lift Lock National Historic Site of Canada in partnership with The Canadian Canoe Museum and The Land Canadian Adventures will once again ask the question, “How many paddlecraft can you fit in a Lift Lock?"

2016 Lock 'n Paddle

2016 Lock 'n Paddle

With Canada 150 celebrations in mind, the goal will be to fit 150 paddlecraft into each of the two lock chambers, for a total of 300 paddlecraft. This will smash last year’s record of 138 paddlecraft and will highlight the goal of National Canoe Day to promote recreational paddling for individuals, groups, families, clubs and communities.

At 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 24th, the lockage will begin. Once the lock chambers are at an equal elevation, the Lock Master will halt the lockage and participants and visitors will be invited to raise their paddles and sing both O Canada and Happy Birthday in celebration of 150 years of Confederation.

You don't want to miss this event!

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