A new and exclusive experience limited to a small number of world adventurers is now available in Peterborough & the Kawarthas. Under Water Dining at Lock 21 will take visitors on a hands-on, historical dining experience through, inside, and under the world’s highest hydraulic lift lock.

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.

Starting Monday March 27th at 10:00am tickets will be available online for four dates in 2017. Organizers are expecting this experience to sell quickly, as seating is limited to 16 people per event.

2017 Experience Dates: 
Thursday June 15th, 2017 (3:00 pm – 8:00 pm) – Book Now
Monday July 17th, 2017 (5:00 pm – 10:00 pm) – Book Now
Thursday August 17, 2017 (5:00 pm – 10:00 pm) – Book Now
Friday September 15th, 2017 (3:00 pm – 8:00 pm) – Book Now

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.

About the Author

Bryen Dunn is a freelance journalist based in Toronto with a focus on tourism, lifestyle, entertainment and community issues. He has written several travel articles and has an extensive portfolio of celebrity interviews with musicians, actors and other public personalities. He’s willing to take on any assignments of interest, attend parties with free booze, listen to rants, and travel the world in search of the great unknown. He’s eager to discover the new, remember the past, and look into the future.