Lock 6 - Frankford

Trent-Severn Waterway National Historic Site

Lock 6 in Frankford has been recently upgraded to accommodate overnight visitors with electricity and showers. Adjacent to the canal is the Tourist Park with overnight camping and a small beach. Amenities are located within a five minute walk to the centre of Frankford Village. Also within walking distance is a 9 Hole Golf Course, Splash Park & Playground.

Getting here
  • Address: 207 Riverside Pkwy, Frankford, Ontario
  • Nautical chart: 2021 (more on Nautical charts)
  • GPS coordinates: 44°11' 51.92"N 77°35' 28.44"W
  • Kilometer marker: 11.7 km (mile 7.3)

Hours of Operation


Navigational data
  • Lock length: 46.9 m (154 ft)
  • Lock width: 9.7 m (32 ft)
  • Average lift: 5.5 m (18 ft)
  • Max. mooring period: 5

Facilities and services
Constructed: 1908-1914

The construction here required extensive dredging and recontouring of the canal embankments. With this work complete, residences were built for lock staff who lived permanently on-site, operating the locks 24 hours a day during the navigation season. Other duties also included managing water levels by regulating the flow of the river through the dams.

Local tourism
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