Parks Canada advises that the Trent-Severn Waterway is now fully open for boating traffic for the 2017 Navigation Season. All lock stations along the system are now welcoming visitors by land and through all locks.
Parks Canada thank all visitors and residents for their patience and cooperation as their staff worked diligently to address high water levels and flows caused by excessive precipitation to ensure safe boating conditions.
This year, lockage fees are free for recreational boaters, a great way to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday. Boaters may order their passes on-line or they can be issued at any Lock Station. All that is required is your vessel registration number.
Along with free lockage, the Trent-Severn Waterway’s signature event in celebration of Canada 150 will be “Lock’n Paddle” taking place on June 24th. The plan is to load 150 paddlecraft into each of the two chambers of the Peterborough Lift Lock National Historic Site of Canada.
Once the lockage takes place and the chambers are lifted to level, they plan to salute our great nation by singing “O Canada”.