Lock 16 / 17 - Healey Falls Flight Lock

Trent-Severn Waterway National Historic Site

Healey Falls Locks are the second flight locks on the Waterway. Located approximately 11 kilometres (7 miles) upstream from the Town of Campbellford, they are tucked in a nice corner of Northumberland County amidst the Trent Hills. There is almost always a cooling breeze at the upper level. The picturesque falls are especially spectacular in the spring or whenever there are high river flows.

Getting here
  • Address: 222 Canal Rd, Seymour Twp., Ontario
  • Nautical chart: #2021 (more on Nautical charts)
  • Kilometer marker: 58.5 km (mile 36.5)
  • GPS: 44°22'22.9"N 77°46'49.0" W

Hours of Operation


Navigational data
  • Lock length: 46.9 m (154 ft)
  • Lock width: 9.7 m (32 ft)
  • Average lift: 8.2 m (54 ft)
  • Max. mooring period: 5 nights

Facilities and services
Healy Falls flight lock
Constructed: 1910 - 1914

As impressive today as in the past, R.B. Rogers first proposed a hydraulic lift lock similar to the one in Peterborough. It was later decided to construct a flight lock instead. An extensive concrete dam and retaining wall were required to regulate Healey Falls and like elsewhere on the Trent River, hydro plants were built to take advantage of the power potential.

Local tourism
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