Monthly Archives: December 2014

One of the most popular fishing lakes in Ontario, Lake Simcoe has grown into an incredible fishery for Smallmouth Bass because of its rocky nature, islands and shoals.   It’s also a beautiful place to spend time on the water.  http://www.timeonthewater.ca/profiles_simcoe_page2.html  

The Rideau Canal was built between 1826 and 1832 to provide a waterway linking Kingston (Lake Ontario) and Ottawa (Ottawa River) as a preventative measure following reports during the War of 1812 that the Americans intended to invade British Canada via the St. Lawrence River cutting off Montreal from Kingston. Today, the Rideau Canal is Read More

In the tradition of the Voyageurs of times gone by, modern-day boaters can travel the Ottawa River from Lake Temiskaming 1200 km to Montreal, enjoying the surprises and beauty of one of the most recognized rivers in North America.   Explore the historic Algonquin Nation Trade Route, visiting such historical sites as Oiseau Rock and Fort-Temiscamingue.  Read More

The Great Lakes and their connecting straits form a continuous body of water from the Atlantic Ocean to the centre of the North American Continent. Flowing north from Lake Erie to Lake Ontario, the Niagara River is an historic journey that offers a pristine boating experience. For centuries, the Iroquois, French, British and Americans used Read More

Southwest of Gananoque is a cluster is islands called the Admirality Islands, a popular destination for recreational boaters. Each islands has its own character and offers its own charms. For a truly unique experience visit Half Moon Bay.  Located on the southwestern corner of Bostwick Island is a natural wonder that worshipers have been using Read More

Boating the Kawartha Lakes is a fantastic way to experience the historic Trent-Severn Waterway and explore the many communities that call this special piece of Ontario home.  The City of Kawartha is made up of 17 municipalities linked by 6 Trent Severn Lock Stations from Bobcaygeon to Bolsover and boasting over 250 lakes and rivers.  Read More

One of Georgian Bay’s most famous destinations is Henry’s, an award winning restaurant that is a Georgian Bay tradition.  Henry’s is located on Frying Pan Island in the Sans Souci region of Georgian Bay’s coast. Not only will you enjoy their award winning menu, caught fresh in Georgian Bay, you’ll do so overlooking the beauty Read More

On the Water: Plan your trip (see Trip Checklist) Know your route and what’s along the way (ex. Marinas, gas docks etc) Learn the waters, including current water levels Check forecasts Let someone know your plan Carry all safety equipment For information on safety equipment visit www.smartboater.ca  At Launch: Outdrive bellows – Inspect on an Read More

The draw of sunsets, the thrill of fireworks over the water, stargazing from the bow…boating at night can be a magical, memorable experience. There are some things to consider when preparing for a late night cruise. Below is a link to a fantastic article outlining some important information and tips to help you stay safe Read More

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