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Trent-Severn Waterway - Big Chute Marine Railway

1889 Upper Big Chute Road 17
Big Chute

Phone: 705-756-8802
Phone #2: 1-888-773-8888
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From: May To: October

Hours: May 15-June 18: Mon-Thu:10 am-4 pm, Fri-Sun & Victoria Day 9 am-7 pm; June 19-Sep. 7: Mon-Thu 9 am-6 pm, Fri-Sun & stat holidays

Trent-Severn Waterway - Big Chute Marine Railway

Big Chute is located on the Trent-Severn Waterway via White’s Falls Road 34 or Big Chute Road 17 from Coldwater. This idyllic spot beside the Severn River is one of the world's most spectacular routes by water or highway. The waterway enables boaters to navigate the chain of rivers and lakes as a short cut from Lake Ontario to Georgian Bay. Most of the 45 locks operate by raising and lowering water levels, but Big Chute Marine Railway employs a carriage that transports boats from one body of water to another. This is the only lift of its kind in North America. Visitors can enjoy historic displays, washrooms, a picnic area and trails beside the cataract. Nearby White’s Falls, located on White's Falls Road west of Big Chute, is a popular swimming spot where bathers can cool off in the cascades and bask on the smooth, warm granite slopes beside the falls.

Site Facilities:
Picnic Area


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Additional Information:

Pets Allowed:  
Drive In:    Pets Must be Leashed:  
Parking Size: Regular;Trailer | Parking Cost: free |
Boat In:    Docking Size: all sizes | Docking Cost: $0.90/ft per day | Proximity to Shoreline: on Severn River |
$0.90/ft - per Single Lock & Return
$1.60/ft - per One Day Lockage
$4.65/ft - per Transit one-way
$5.05/ft - per Six day lockage
$8.80/ft - per Seasonal lockage
$4.90 - per Camping/person
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