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Trent-Severn Waterway

The Trent-Severn Waterway stretches 386 kilometers across Southern Ontario, linking the Bay of Quinte at the east end of Lake Ontario, to Georgian Bay in Lake Huron.

One-Way travel time: 5 to 7 days.

Lock Information

Number of Locks: 44
Number of Swing Bridges: 39
Lowest Bridge Clearance: 6.7 metres (22 feet)
Water Depths (under normal conditions)
Locks 1 to 19: 2.4 metres (8 feet)
Locks 20 to 45: 1.8 metres (6 feet)

The smallest lock on the Trent-Severn is Port Severn (Lock #45). It measures 25.4m (84') long and 7.0m (23') wide. Vessels wishing to travel the entire Waterway cannot exceed these dimensions.

Big Chute Marine Railway Restrictions: the Big Chute (Lock #44) is a marine railway that carries boats across land in a cradle. Vessels wishing to use Big Chute must adhere to the following restrictions: Max. vessel length: 30.5m (99.2') Max. vessel beam (width): 7.3m (24') Max. vessel weight: 90 metric tonnes (99 tons)

Note: Vessels that weigh more than 68 metric tonnes (75 tons) or have a peculiar hull configuration must contact Trent-Severn Waterway Headquarters in Peterborough { (705) 750-4900 } at least 48 hours in advance of trip.

The Trent-Severn Waterway opens the long weekend in May (approx. May 24th) and closes Thanksgiving Day in October. Click Here for Parks Canada OPERATION INFO

The cost to travel the canal system varies and can change from year to year. Visit the Parks Canada web site for more information on FEES.

Trent-Severn Lock Descriptions - click here.

Wikipedia - Trent-Severn Waterway 

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