Announcing a brand new experience in Peterborough & the Kawarthas:

Under Water Dining at Lock 21

An exclusive experience limited to a small number of world adventurers!

Imagine this.

You start your journey in a 36′ voyageur canoe, paddling along Canada’s Treasured Waterway and into a large chamber. Effortlessly your canoe begins to rise – you’re in the world’s highest hydraulic lift lock. You paddle out of the chamber and turn around to prepare for your descent – you have a spectacular countryside view and then you glance down – it’s a dramatic 65 foot drop!

Not to worry, it’s a safe descent and with your fellow voyageurs you join “Richard Birdsall Rogers”, the engineer of this magnificent structure who will share stories of the design, construction and workings of this engineering wonder. Sip mocktails and savour hors d’oeuvres with the Tres Hombres, a trio of talented local chefs who have prepared an intimate 5 course dinner for you.

Now it’s time to follow the Lockmaster on a tour of the inner sanctum –  a series of tunnels and chambers, full of secrets and ghostly residents, and a place where very few get to venture. Hidden under the chamber awaits some of the finest and freshest culinary offerings Peterborough & the Kawarthas has to offer.  Retire to the turbine chamber for dessert and appertifs as you cross another unique experience off of your bucket list.


2017 Experience Dates: 

  • Thursday June 15th, 2017 (3:00 pm – 8:00 pm) – SOLD OUT

  • Monday July 17th, 2017 (5:00 pm – 10:00 pm) – SOLD OUT

  • Thursday August 17, 2017 (5:00 pm – 10:00 pm) - SOLD OUT

  • Friday September 15th, 2017 (3:00 pm – 8:00 pm) - SOLD OUT

Tickets for all 2017 experience dates are now sold out. Those interested in purchasing tickets for 2018 are encouraged to sign up for the Peterborough & the Kawarthas Insider to receive advance notice of 2018 dates and ticket sales at 

2017 Experience Costs: $265.00 CDN per person plus 13% HST


Location: Peterborough Lift Lock Visitor Centre

  • 353 Hunter Street East, Peterborough, ON. Parking is available on-site.


Important Booking Information

  • Tickets are limited, maximum guests per experience is 16
  • Must be 19 years of age or older to participate
  • Pre-registration and payment is required to confirm your seat(s)


For a detailed overview of the experience including important information and cancellation/weather policy, please read our Detailed Experience Overview

Follow along, and share your experience with us using #UnderWaterDiningLock21

Our Experience Partners

parks-canada-logoThe Canadian Canoe Museum logo, Canadian Canoe Museum, Peterborough & the Kawarthas, Ontario

With special thanks to our partners at Kawarthas Northumberland and The Government of Ontario

Take a sneak peek at Under Water Dining at Lock 21