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Trent Severn Waterway is now fully open

Some great news for boaters. Parks Canada has announced all lock stations along the Trent Severn Waterway (TSW)are now open and welcoming visitors.

High water levels and flows caused by excessive precipitation lead to a rolling opening for the locks this years and a delay in opening the season by a week.

Lockages are free this year for recreational boaters in celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday. Passes can be ordered online or purchased through the lock stations. Along with free lockage this summer the Trent Severn will be hosting a signature event called “Lock n Paddle” on June 24th. The plan is to load 150 paddle craft into each of the two chambers of the Peterborough Lift Lock National Historic Site of Canada. Once the lockage is complete and the chambers filled to level, staff and paddlers plan to salute the nation by singing “O Canada.”

The TSW has also launched a new Twitter account to provide boating information tailored to boaters using the waterway. It will help keep boaters up to date on wit times, mooring availability, navigation information and local events! Follow them @TSWBoaterInfo.

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Pamela Vanmeer
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