Peterborough Lift Lock Cruise
All Entry Fees Included. Tour in English
- Started Jul. 12, 2020Started Jul. 12, 2020
- 160 Canadian dollars$160
Peterborough Lift Lock Cruise, Petroglyphs Park and Curve Lake Reserve Pick up locations and times: Mississauga: 7:30 am Square One (LCBO parking lot - 65 Square One Drive) North York: 8:00 am Sheppard West Subway Station, Passenger Pick-Up/Drop Of Scarborough: 8:30 am Scarborough Town Centre La-Z-Boy Furniture parking lot, 530 Progress Ave During this eventful one-day tour you will experience: • The popular sightseeing cruise will take you across Little Lake, past the Peterborough Centennial Fountain and into the City of Peterborough portion of the 116-year-old lock system, the first traditional flood lock raises you 12 feet, to the highlight of our trip. Where you go up and over the Peterborough Liftlock which is the world’s highest hydraulic Liftlock which lifts 65 feet above the city! • Peterborough beautiful and charming downtown. Spare time for lunch. • Whetung Ojibwa Centre, located on The Curve Lake Indian Reserve. The main building displays handcrafts from all parts of Canada, as well as those still produced within the community. The area downstairs offers a selection of arctic parkas, Cowichan sweaters, leather garments, souvenir apparel, gloves and various bead accessories. Adjacent to that is the museum. It features the Whetungs’ private collection, the work of artists and craftspeople from the Curve Lake Reserve and outstanding native craft work from across Canada. One can literally spend hours browsing through the gallery rooms which are filled floor to ceiling with carvings, masks, pottery, paintings, beadwork, quillwork, jewelry, traditional music, and other decorative items of every description. Beyond the central gift shop area lies a high-ceilinged gallery featuring framed fine art and sculpture, original paintings as well as posters, limited editions and cards. • Petroglyphs Provincial Park. The largest number of petroglyphs (embossed images on stone) made by Indigenous people. On petroglyphs you can see turtles, snakes, birds, people, shamans, the Great Spirit and much more. This sacred place is known as Learning Stones. The oldest images were taken in the Tenth Century. • Lake McGinnis with piercing green-blue water is a rare meromictic water body (there is practically no water circulation between different layers). There are only nine such lakes in Canada. A great opportunity to watch wildlife.
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