Oct 4, 2022

On Tuesday, October 4th, Parks Canada advised that the Kirkfield Lift Lock will close for the season on Friday, October 7, 2022.
 
On September 2, 2022, the Kirkfield Lift Lock suffered a mechanical failure, resulting in the site’s closure. Since then, Parks Canada team members have been on-site, working diligently to transit vessels to their home ports that cannot be trailered.
 
If your vessel cannot be trailered and you need to return to your home port, it is mandatory that you contact us no later than Thursday, October 6, 2022 by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  as the final pre-arranged lockage for the season at the Kirkfield Lift Lock will take place on Friday, October 7, 2022.
 
Please include your full name, phone number, length and beam of your vessel, your current location, your home port and any additional special needs that our lock team needs to be aware of, such as accessibility issues. Parks Canada team members will be in touch via telephone to confirm and provide you with a time for your lockage.
 
Boaters (and pets) will be asked to disembark their vessels while the transfer is underway. Still, access to washroom facilities and shelter (in the case of inclement weather) will be made available. Vessels going up will experience a lockage time of approximately six (6) hours, while downbound vessels will experience a lockage time of approximately 30 minutes.
 
Given that there are no amenities within walking distance of the site (restaurants, accommodations, etc.), please do not arrive at the Lift Lock until the date and time agreed to with our team.  In addition, you are encouraged to ensure that you have sufficient provisions for the duration of your vessel’s lockage. While the parkland around the Lift Lock will remain closed to the public, you can use that space while your vessel is locked through.
 
Visitor safety, as well as the safety of our team members, is of the utmost importance to Parks Canada – delays with this process may occur, and we appreciate your understanding and patience.

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