Lock 44 - Big Chute Marine Railway

1900 Whites Falls Road, ,

Parks Canada

Big Chute Marine Railway is a short drive from Coldwater, and not far from Six Mile Lake and Gibson River Provincial Parks. It is the only marine railway of its kind in North America, whereby boats are loaded onto a specially designed flat car that lifts them over the height of land on railway tracks – quite a sight to see! The lift is 18 metres and the lock can be found on chart 2029. Big Chute has large grounds for picnicking and boater camping. It is part of the rich transition zone between southern limestone and fields and the northern Canadian Shield and forests, with a mix of both southern and northern habitats and wildlife. Rare plant and other species can be found nearby.


GPS Coordinates: 44.884354900, -79.674855030