Trent-Severn Waterway to reopen for recreational boating on Thanksgiving long weekend

Parks Canada had temporarily closed system due to high water levels and flows

Photo courtesy of Peterborough Power and Sail Squadron

The entire Trent-Severn Waterway will reopen for recreational boating for the Thanksgiving long weekend.

Parks Canada had temporarily closed the system from Lock 1 Trent to Lock 27 Young’s Point (excluding Lock 20 Ashburnham and Lock 21 Peterborough Lift Lock) due to unusually high levels of rain.

Thanksgiving is the final weekend of the 2021 navigation season.

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The closure had allowed Parks Canada operations staff to move water through the system to address high levels and flows caused by the rain and to create safe boating conditions.

The Trent-Severn Waterway will reopen for recreational boating on Friday morning (October 8) and will close for the season on Monday (October 11), with the last lockage at 4:30 p.m. on Monday.