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Category: Boating Destinations

It doesn’t appear in any of the “official” listings of The Great Lakes, since it’s only about 1/17th the size of Lake Ontario, but for those in the know Lake St. Clair might as well be another Great Lake. Even if it’s on the small side.   Lake St. Clair is highly popular with our Read More

The 1000 Islands is a world-renowned tourist destination, offering natural beauty, historical and cultural experiences and pristine boating.  Located in Gananoque on the shores of the St Lawrence, the Thousand Islands Playhouses offer theatre goers and boaters a truly unique experience.  Enjoy the natural beauty of the 1000 Islands while you travel by boat to Read More

If you’re boating on Lake Muskoka, be sure to drive by Baxter Island for a surprise of monstrous proportions!  Sculpted in 2007 by Michael Christian for The Burning Man festival in Black Rock Desert, Nevada, the 14 ft high sculpture ‘Koilos’ was loaned to the developers of Toronto’s Distillery District from 2009-2013 where it delighted Read More

If you are looking for a northern getaway, plan a trip to Lake Nipissing to explore the mysterious Manitou Islands ( The islands are part of an eroded volcanic pipe once formed by the violent eruption of a deep volcano and are uninhabited, despite attempts by a mining operation and a hotel to make use Read More

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.  

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

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