Staged Opening of Navigation Season 2017

Trent-Severn Waterway to Open for Navigation in Stages Starting on Friday, May 26th 2017

May 25, 2017, Peterborough, Ontario, Parks Canada

The Trent-Severn Waterway 2017 Navigation Season will open in stages starting on Friday, May 26th.

Increased precipitation over the past weekend coupled with forecasted rainfall has created the requirement for additional time to reduce water levels and flows to a point that ensures safe boating conditions across the system.

As of May 26th, locks 28 Burleigh Falls to 42 Couchiching will be open to boat traffic. All other lock stations will be open to land-based visitation but closed to boat traffic.

Please see the table below for the most recent description of stations that will be open for navigation as of Friday, May 26, 2017. This list will be updated and released on a daily basis until all stations are fully open.

Lock Opening Schedule as of May 25, 2017

Lock Opening Schedule as of May 25, 2017


This staged opening of the Waterway will most importantly protect boater safety, and help to prevent further shoreline erosion and property damage experienced by local residents and businesses. Parks Canada will continue to work diligently to open the entire system for navigation and will open individual lock stations in stages as soon as it safe to do so.  Updates will be provided regularly and communicated widely.

All visitors are encouraged to always exercise caution around water but especially now with water flows less predictable and stable than during regular navigation season.

For more information about the Trent-Severn Waterway, visit, or follow us on Facebook and Twitter @TrentSevernNHS.

For the most current boater specific information, including when each Lock Station will open for navigation, please follow us on twitter:

Trent-Severn Waterway: @TSWBoaterInfo, @VNTSInfoNav



Karen Feeley
Public Relations and Communications Officer
Ontario Waterways, Trent-Severn Waterway
Parks Canada Agency
(705) 750-4930