Big Chute Marine Railway paddle

Canoe the area around Big Chute Marine Railway.

*Still room left*

This is how all Portages should be! Canoe onto a "railway" car, and get taken up and over a hill, and down to the lower area. It is the only marine railway of its kind in North America.

Will paddle 5-8 km (round trip) along the Trent-Severn waterway, starting and ending at Big Chute. Very pretty area.

Big Chute Marine Railway. is a boat lift at lock 44 of the Trent-Severn Waterway in Ontario, Canada. It works on an inclined plane to carry boats in individual cradles over a change of height of about 60 feet (18 m). It is the only marine railway (or canal inclined plane) of its kind in North America still in use.

Join in on the Lift Lock paddle (earlier date) and paddle all three lock types - lift lock, railway lock & standard lock

The Basics
Event Location: 
Big Chute Marine Railway (Lock 44) Upper Big Chute Rd ON L0K 1E0 Canada
Date(s) & Time: 
Saturday, August 16, 2014 - 13:00
Registration Cut Off: 
Just show up :-)
Event Duration: 
approx 4 hours
Difficulty Rating: 
Participant Info
Who's Invited: 
Itinerary description: 

Meet at the top of the lock at 1:00p and take if from there. Will paddle a few km and then turn around, so the put-in and take-out are the same. More of a social paddle. Feel free to paddle much longer, but check when the locks close. I will paddle around once we get to the top of locks, both upper and lower are very pretty

Required Items to Bring: 

Standard canoe safety gear

*Money for lock fee*

$0.90 per foot

How to Get There
Event Directions: 

Big Chute Marine Railway (Lock 44)‎
Upper Big Chute Road
ON L0K 1E0


Event Coordinator/s Contact Information
Contact (Name): 
Daniel Aufgang