In Peterborough & the Kawarthas we have a romance with our abundance of fresh water. Being ideally located along the Trent-Severn Wateway, a National Historic Site of Canada has made water a way of life for residents and visitors alike.

Here is everything you need to know to get out and enjoy the Trent-Severn Waterway this season:

2016 Hours of Operation

May 20 to June 26

  • Monday to Thursday 10:00am – 4:00pm
  • Friday to Sunday; and Victoria Day 9:00am – 7:00pm

June 27 to Sept 5

  • Monday to Thursday 9:00am – 6:00pm
  • Friday to Sunday; and Canada Day, August Civic Holiday and Labour Day 9:00am – 7:00pm

Sept 6 to Oct 10

  • Monday to Friday 10:00am – 4:00pm
  • Saturday – Sunday; and Thanksgiving 9:00am – 5:00pm

Did You Know?

Did you know that there are oTENTiks now located in Peterborough & the Kawarthas at Trent-Severn Waterway Lock 24 Douro?

Reserve your oTENTik today!

New Boat Purchase at the Boat Show = Free Season of Lockage


New this year, those who buy a new boat at the Toronto International Boat Show will receive from Parks Canada a FREE SEASONS PASS for lockage on Canada’s Historic Canals: The Trent-Severn Waterway, The Rideau Canal and The Quebec Canals.

Twice the Lockage for the Price of One


Once again this season, from May 20 to June 30, 2016 when boaters purchase a single lock & return permit or a one day permit at lockstations and present the special 2 for 1 coupon, they will receive a second permit of equal value for free!

Coupons will be distributed at the Toronto International Boat Show, the Ottawa Boat and Sportsmen’s Show, the Montreal Boat and Water Sports Show, the Spring Cottage Life Show in Toronto and to numerous Marinas and Cottage Associations.

Early Bird Offer for Purchases of Passes

Once again this season, avid boaters can continue to take advantage of Parks Canada’s early bird specials. Until March 31, boaters will receive 10% off mooring with the purchase of a seasonal lockage & mooring package ($1 off per foot) or one free night of mooring with the purchase of a 6-day permit!

Permit Information

More information on all these promotions can be found on Parks Canada’s Canals website

NOTE: information is subject to change. Please check the Trent-Severn Waterway’s website to view the most up-to-date information before planning your visit.

Learn more about Trent-Severn Waterway Infrastructure information for Peterborough, Ontario