Lock 32 - Bobcaygeon

Trent-Severn Waterway National Historic Site

Lock 32, built more than 160 years ago, was the first lock constructed on the Waterway. Located in the heart of Bobcaygeon, boaters can find a variety of facilities and services nearby. Its prime location makes this lock one of the busiest ones along the Trent-Severn Waterway. Overnight mooring is available above and below the lock.

Getting here
  • Address: 15 Bolton Street, Bobcaygeon, Ontario
  • Nautical chart: #2024 (more on Nautical charts)
  • Kilometer marker: 222.4 km (mile 138.3)
  • GPS: 44°32'15.8"N 78°32'44.8"W

Hours of Operation


Navigational data
  • Lock length: 47.9 m (155 ft)
  • Lock width: 9.7 m (32 ft)
  • Average lift: 1.6 m (5 ft)
  • Max. mooring period: 2 nights

Facilities and services
Bobcaygeon lockstation
Constructed: 1832-1833; 1854-1858;1919-1929

Lock 32 was the first lock built on the waterway and subsequently rebuilt in the 1850s with the support of lumber baron Mossom Boyd. A popular tourist centre both in the past and present, the lock was rebuilt again in the 20th century just west of the original location. A metal truss swing bridge provides access to the island created by the canal cut and is a very popular lockstation to this day.

Tourism information
Google Street View
Parks Canada on Youtube

Date modified :