It’s official, tickets have gone on sale for the 2017 Underwater Dining at Lock 21 in Peterborough.
This was hands-down–no contest–one of the coolest (and most delicious!) things we did in 2016.
You start your journey canal-side in the shadow of the historic lift locks. For those who don’t know, a lift lock is a feat of modern engineering. A lift lock is a machine for transporting boats between water at two different elevations — and in the case of Lock 21, the largest lift lock in the world, that means lifting boats 65 feet into the air.
Once you’ve taken in the view, you climb into a 36? voyageur canoe, paddling along Canada�s Treasured Waterway and into a large chamber. Effortlessly your canoe begins to rise. The rose affords some of the best views in the area, so make sure to drink them all in.
After your descent, you join ?Richard Birdsall Rogers?, the engineer of this magnificent structure who will share stories of the design, construction and workings of this engineering wonder. Sip and savour hors d�oeuvres with the Tres Hombres, a trio of talented local chefs — including Chef Kevin McKenna of #FeastOn Certified South Pond Farms. While you were busy paddling, they will have prepared an 5-course dinner for you.
Before dinner, follow the Lockmaster on a tour of the inner sanctum � a series of tunnels and chambers, full of secrets and ghostly residents. It’s a place where very few get to venture. Hidden under the chamber awaits some of the finest and freshest offerings Peterborough & the Kawarthas has to offer.
The experience is pure magic. Just watching the locks move, hearing them strain makes your heart race. Couple that with the thoughtful food from Tres Hombres, plus perfectly paired Ontario wines; and you’ve got yourself an unforgettable experience!
To book one of only 76 people to enter the lift locks this year, book your spot now. Tickets are $265.00+HST and include all the magic. Find them here.