Lock 2 - Sydney

Trent-Severn Waterway National Historic Site

Lock 2 is located just north of Highway 401 at the Glen Miller exit. The lock station offers a large lawn area ideal for kids to play and for picnics. The upper level is a quieter location at which to overnight, away from the rail line at Lock 1.

How to get here

Hours of Operation


Navigational data
  • Nautical chart: #2021
  • GPS: 44°07'51.6"N 77°35'29.5"W
  • Kilometer marker: 3.9 km (mile 2.4)
  • Lock length: 46.9 m (154 ft)
  • Lock width: 9.7 m (32 ft)
  • Average lift: 6.1 m (20 ft)
  • Max. mooring period: 5 nights
Facilities and services
Sydney lockstation
Constructed: 1908-1912

Located directly below Canada’s busiest highway, this lock was also built by the firm Larkin & Sangster and in conjunction with the Sydney Power Plant. Waterway control dams also created the potential for generating hydroelectricity. The Government of the day favoured private enterprise and awarded a lease to the Sydney Power Company which was later acquired by Ontario Hydro.

Local tourism

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