Lock 36 - Kirkfield Lift Lock

2023 Kirkfield Road County Road #6, ,

Parks Canada

This lock is 272.6 kms up the Trent-Severn Waterway System and can be found on chart 2025. The lift is 14.9 m. The historic Kirkfield Lift Lock is located a few kilometres north of the Village of Kirkfield. The Kirkfield Lift Lock is the second highest hydraulic lift lock in the world with a lift of 15 metres (49 ft). The lock is situated at the highest point along the Waterway at 256.20 meters (840.5 ft) above sea level. Most boaters prefer to stay on the lower reach to avoid the stairs and gain easy access to the washrooms.Limestone channels with cool cedar-lined banks mark the approach to Kirkfield, a giant hydraulic lock looming abruptly from the surrounding farmland. Completed in 1907 and ranked second highest lock in the world and the highest point along the Trent-Severn, the Kirkfield Lift Lock offers a breath-taking view and self-guided tours.


GPS Coordinates: 44.589655000, -78.989832000