The Trent Severn Waterway InformationThe Trent Severn Waterway, Central Ontario, Ontatio, Canada.

The Trent Severn Waterway is Central Ontario's 387 kilometers of waterway utilizing 41 locks, a marine railway and 2 hydraulic lift locks. The highest point, Balsam Lake is 180 meters (590 feet) above Lake Ontario and 80 meters (260 feet) above Georgian Bay. Navigation is easy, all the key data is on one page. A click to the printable map or business directory or towns (bold you pass by) with quick links to their street map, grocery shopping, LCBO and region. Enjoy relaxing, activities or the sights of Central Ontario including the Peterborough Lift Lock or the Big Chute Marine Railway.

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Select a town, bold you will pass by, we have quick links for street map, grocery stores, LCBO, region and Central Ontario.
- Kingston
- Belleville
- Cobourg
- Brighton
Trenton
Frankford
Campbellford
Hastings
- Bewdley
Peterborough
Lakefield
Young's Point
Buckhorn
- Bridgenorth
Bobcaygeon
- Lindsay
- Port Perry
Fenelon Falls
Rosedale
- Coboconk
Kirkfield
Gamebridge

- Atherley
- Barrie
- Beaverton
- Lagoon City
- Jackson Point
- Keswick
Orillia
Big Chute
Port Severn
- Victoria Harbour
- Port McNicholl
- Midland

- Penetanguishene

2014 Hours of Basic Lock Operation - below are links to Parks Canada:
hours of operation ~ fees ~ upon arrival stations ~ mobile crews ~ facilities & services ~ contact pc.gc.ca

June 27 - Sept 1
 
 
Sept 2 - Oct 13
 
 
Days Open Closed Days Open Closed
Monday to Friday 9: am 6: pm Monday to Thursday 10: am 4: pm
Friday to Sunday; Canada Day, Civic Holiday and Labour Day 9: am 7: pm Friday to Sunday; and Thanksgiving 9: am 5: pm
LAST LOCKAGE - IMPORTANT: Follow these guidelines to maximize chances of being locked through at the end of the day:
All vessels must arrive at the designated blue zone at least 30 minutes before closing time.
At swing bridges, the last bridge swing will be 20 minutes prior to closing time.
NOTE:
station opening and closing times, as well as first and last lockage, are not guaranteed and may be affected by water management duties, maintenance activities or other types of navigation interruptions.
Mouse over and click on the regions on the map to view lock details.Map of the six regions of The Trent-Servern Waterway
Central Ontario encompasses all six regions of Ontario's, The Trent-Severn Waterway

The Trent Region starts at (1) Trenton on Lake Ontario and ends at (13) Campbellford, other towns include Frankford, Belleville, Brighton, Picton and Bath..
The Rice Lake Region starts at (13) Campbellford and ends at (19) Scott's Mill, other towns include Hastings, Harwood and Bewdley.
The Kawartha Region starts at (19) Scott's Mill and ends at (36) Kirkfield, other towns include Peterborough, Lakefield, Young's Point, Burleigh Falls, Buckhorn, Bobcaygeon and Fenelon Falls. Lakes include Katchawanooka, Clear, Stony, Lovesick, Buckhorn, Pigeon, Chemong, Sturgeon, Cameron and Balsam Lake. View video of Bobcaygeon and Fenelon Falls
The Scugog Region starts and ends at (33) Lindsay allowing access to the Town of Port Perry and Lake Scugog.
The Simcoe Region starts at (36) Kirkfield and ends at (42) Couchiching, other towns include Beaverton, Barrie, Orillia, Washago and communities on the shores of Lake Simcoe and Lake Couchiching.
The Severn Region starts at (36) Couchiching and ends at (45) Port Severn on Georgian Bay.

DETAILED LOCK DESCRIPTION the trent severn waterway spacer20<RETURN TO PAGE TOP>the trent severn waterway spacer8<VISIT ALL OUR BUSINESS LISTINGS>

Lock
Station
Type
Chart
Lake Ontario
KM - Miles
Region
GPS (proximity)

Lift
M - FT

1 Trenton Lock 2021
0 - 0
Trent 44.12071°N - 77.59160°W
5.4 - 18
2 Sydney Lock 2021
3.9 - 2.4
Trent 44.13072°N - 77.59152°W
6.1 - 20
3 Glen Miller Lock 2021
6.2 - 3.9
Trent 44.15055°N - 77.57970°W
8.2 - 27
4 Batawa Lock 2021
8.3 - 5.2
Trent 44.16818°N - 77.58638°W
5.5 - 18
5 Trent Lock 2021
10.3 - 6.4
Trent 44.18484°N - 77.59188°W
5.5 - 18
6 Frankford Lock 2021
11.7 - 7.3
Trent 44.19776°N - 77.59123°W
4.9 -16
7 Glen Ross Lock 2021
22.2 - 13.8
Trent 44.26569°N - 77.59697°W
3.0 - 10
8 Percy Reach Lock 2021
40.7 - 25.3
Trent 44.23592°N - 77.78407°W
6.0 - 20
9 Meyers Lock 2021
42.5 - 26.4
Trent 44.24690°N - 77.80009°W
4.9 - 16
10 Hauges Reach Lock 2021
45.0 - 28.0
Trent 44.26730°N - 77.79337°W
7.3 - 24
11/12 Ranney Falls Flight Lock 2021
47.8 - 29.7
Trent 44.29031°N - 77.80160°W
14.6 - 48
13 Campbellford Lock 2021
51.8 - 32.2
Trent /Rice Lake 44.31979°N - 77.78615°W
7.0 - 23
14 Crowe Bay Lock 2021
54.2 - 33.7
Rice Lake 44.33516°N - 77.77303°W
7.6 - 25
15 Healy Falls Lock 2021
58.2 - 36.2
Rice Lake 44.36891°N - 77.77434°W
6.6 - 22
16/17 Healy Falls Flight Lock 2021
58.8 - 36.5
Rice Lake 44.37283°N - 77.77988°W
7.3 - 24
18 Hastings Lock 2022
82.3 - 51.1
Rice Lake 44.30865°N - 77.95703°W
2.7 - 9
19 Scott's Mill Lock 2022
142.8 - 88.7

Rice Lake /Kawartha

44.28926°N - 78.30814°W
2.4 - 8
20 Ashburnham Lock 2023
144.5 - 89.5
Kawartha 44.29924°N - 78.30441°W
3.7 - 12
21 Peterborough Lift Lock 2023
145.0 - 90.1
Kawartha 44.30763°N - 78.30098°W
19.8 - 65
22 Nassau Mills Lock 2023
151.7 - 94.3
Kawartha 44.36464°N - 78.29033°W
4.3 - 14
23 Otonabee Lock 2023
152.6 - 94.8
Kawartha 44.37248°N - 78.28864°W
3.7 - 12
24 Douro Lock 2023
155.1 - 96.4
Kawartha 44.38872°N - 78.26960°W
3.7 - 12
25 Sawer Creek Lock 2023
156.6 - 97.3
Kawartha 44.40017°N - 78.26287°W
3.0 - 10
26 Lakefield Lock 2023
158.9 - 98.7
Kawartha 44.42001°N - 78.27093°W
4.8 - 16
27 Young's Point Lock 2023
168.1 - 104.5
Kawartha 44.48823°N - 78.23302°W
2.2 - 7
28 Burleigh Falls Lock 2023
181.8 - 113.0
Kawartha 44.55972°N - 78.20815°W
7.3 - 24
30 Lovesick Lock 2023
18.7 - 114.8
Kawartha 44.56196°N - 78.25072°W
1.1 - 3.5
31 Buckhorn Lock 2023
194.2 - 120.7
Kawartha 44.55558°N - 78.34607°W
3.5 - 11.5
32 Bobcageon Lock 2025
222.4 - 138.2
Kawartha 44.53906°N - 78.54654°W
1.6 - 5
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Port Perry
-
2026
294.5 - 183.3
Scugog
44.0905°N - 78.9479°W
-
33
Lindsay
Lock
2026
251.6 - 156.3
Scugog
44.35684°N - 78.73527°W
2.1 - 7
34 Fenelon Falls Lock 2025
247.2 - 153.6
Kawartha 44.53591°N - 78.73718°W
7.2 - 24
35 Rosedale Lock 2025
252.9 - 157.2
Kawartha 44.57171°N - 78.77842°W
1.2 - 4
36 Kirkfield Lift Lock 2025
272.6 - 169.4
Kawartha /Simcoe 44.58956°N - 78.98955°W
14.9 - 49
37 Bolsover Lock 2025
284.9 - 177.0
Simcoe 44.53457°N - 79.07110°W
6.6 - 22
38 Talbot Lock 2025
286.5 - 178.1
Simcoe 44.50959°N - 79.10661°W
4.3 - 14
39 Portage Lock 2025
289.1 - 179.6
Simcoe 44.50276°N - 79.12626°W
4.0 - 13
40 Thorah Lock 2025
289.8 - 180.1
Simcoe 44.49881°N - 79.13262°W
4.3 - 14
41 Gamebridge Lock 2025
290.9 - 180.7
Simcoe 44.48667"N - 79.14889"W
3.0 - 10
42 Couchiching Lock 2028
337.8 - 209.9
Simcoe /Severn 44.76953°N - 79.35024°W
6.2 - 20
43 Swift Rapids Lock 2029
361.2 - 224.5
Severn 44.85772°N - 79.54036°W
14.3 - 47
44 Big Chute Marine Railway 2029
374.1 - 232.5
Severn 44.88501°N - 79.67474°W
17.7 - 58
45 Port Severn Lock 2029
387.1 - 240.6
Severn 44.80354°N - 79.72033°W
3.7 - 12
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We use 387 km instead of 386 km because that is what we get things to add up to.
Balsam Lake is the highest point in the system, not Rosedale or Kirkfield. Kirkfield is 14.9 m below Balsam and Rosedale 1.2 m below.
The Kirkfield Lift Lock Chambers rise to one foot below Balsam Lake, the system works when Balsam fills this area in the chamber increasing the weight, allowing it to descend so the opposite chamber to can rise. The chamber coming down must always have more water (weight) for the design to function.
There is no lock 29 as two locks were replaced by one at Burleigh Falls.
Purdey's Mills aka Lindsay aka City of Kawartha Lakes, is a side branch of The Trent-Severn Waterway accessing Lake Scugog.
 

Brief History of The Trent-Severn Waterway
The start
to finish time line spans eighty-seven years with the systems construction starting in 1833 at Bobcaygeon and finishing in 1920 at Port Severn, three hundred and eighty-seven kilometers from Lake Ontario.
A feat of "Engineering and Perseverance" that is hard to imagine when considering the construction techniques that were available at the time.
The Navigation channel runs a depth of six feet from start to finish. The locks vary in raising the water level some exceptions are; flight locks, the Big Chute Marine Railway with a lift of eighteen meters (58 feet), the Kirkfield Lift Lock with an average lift of fifteen meters (49 feet) )and the Peterborough Lift Lock (finished in 1904) with an average lift of twenty meters (65 feet).
Peaking at Balsam Lake the system takes the traveler 180 meters (600 feet) above Lake Ontario and 80 meters (250 feet) above Lake Huron’s, Georgian Bay.
Standard lock dimensions are one hundred and twenty feet long by thirty-two feet wide. The two exceptions are the lock 44, the Big Chute Marine Railway at one hundred feet long by twenty-four feet wide and lock 45 at Port Severn is only eight-four feet long and twenty-three feet wide setting the limit if you wish to traverse The Trent Severn Waterway from one end to the other.
Two major upgrades were at Big Chute in 1960 and combining two locks at Burleigh Falls in 1968 eliminating lock 29.
Please Note: All dimensions are rounded hence approximate.

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