Lock 38 - Talbot

Trent-Severn Waterway National Historic Site

Lock 38 is a semi-secluded lock station that offers plenty of picnic tables and room to run, however, there are no stores or other services nearby.

Getting here
  • Address: 1419 Canal Road, #50, Beaverton, Ontario
  • Nautical chart: #2025 (more on Nautical charts)
  • Kilometer marker: 286.5 km (mile 178.1)
  • GPS: 44°30'36.0"N 79°06'22.8"W

Hours of Operation


Navigational data
  • Lock length: 36.6 m (120 ft)
  • Lock width: 9.7 m (32 ft)
  • Average lift: 4.3 m (14 ft)
  • Max. mooring period: 2 nights

Facilities and services
Construction of the Talbot lockstation
Constructed: 1900-1907

Prior to its construction, the Balsam - Simcoe Division was dreamt of as a commercial route. But upon completion, it served as a haul route only for a short time before recreational travel replaced the prevalence of the commercial barge. Lock 38 - Talbot retains this recreational use today; located in a quiet area dotted with cottages and large trees - a nice shady spot to get away for the day.

Tourism information
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