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The Top Ten Places to Go Boating in Ontario – Part 1

At Northstar Marine Insurance, we want to see as many Ontarians as possible enjoying their watercraft and making the most of the many amazing opportunities in the province for boating adventures.  When we aren’t providing boating quotes in Ontario, we’re hearing about all the locations people are enjoying.

And there certainly are plenty of options in Ontario boating!  Across the next two blogs, we wanted to present the top ten best locations to visit. (In no particular order)

The Top Ontario Boating Destinations (6-10)

10 – The Rideau Canal

The Rideau Canal is one of the oldest continually-operated canals in the world and an official UNESCO World Heritage Site.  This 220km waterway has 45 locks, and uncountable opportunities to stop and enjoy the scenery, the food, and the shopping.  For a relaxed vacation on a river, without ever being too far from amenities, it’s perfect.

9 – Georgian Bay

The Georgian Bay is marked by its gorgeous scenery and the so-called 30,000 islands which can be found throughout.  It’s especially popular among Yachtsmen.  However, be wary – there are many rocks.  Good charts and skillful navigation are needed!

8 – Lake Simcoe

Lake Simcoe is great for Toronto residents since it’s only about an hour’s drive away – making it perfect for weekend getaways, or even a quick afternoon off.  The lake is nice, but the real draw comes from the many villages and cottages that dot its shores.  They’re picturesque, and offer plenty of opportunities to stop and admire the scenery.

7 – Lake Rosseau

Lake Rosseau is noted for its historic nature, being settled early and covered in cottages dating back to the 19th Century.  A cruise along its shores can feel like a journey back in time to a quieter age, and many famous figures in history have found refuge here – including comedienne Goldie Hawn, hockey star Steve Yzerman, and US President Woodrow Wilson.

6 – Muskoka Lakes

Muskoka is filled with sights to see, no matter the sights you’re interested in.  From its crystal-clear waters to the spectacular mansions of its wealthier residents, there’s something at Muskoka for everyone.  It even features the oldest passenger steamship in North America.

Turn to Northstar For Boating Quotes in Ontario

We specialize in marine insurance coverage so that we can bring you expert advice and the best in custom-crafted boating quotes in Ontario.  Contact us today to learn more!


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