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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  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

April has arrived and the snow is finally starting to melt!  The ice may still be in the lakes but it’s time to start planning for the boating season.  Here are a few things to keep in mind as you get ready for spring launch. 1. With the late start this year, marinas are going Read More

Join Northstar Marine Insurance at the Spring Cottage Life show, Toronto, ON. March 28-30! This is a great way to get in the mood for spring.

For many, boat insurance is foreign territory and the tendency is to call your home and auto broker or agent because there is already a relationship there. Before making the decision to add your boat to your home insurance, it is well worth the time to explore all of the options and coverages that are Read More

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