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The Trent-Severn Waterway is one of Canada's national historic sites. By 1920, it was open to thru navigation across central Ontario from Lake Ontario to Georgian Bay. This 386 km stretch of scenic lakes, rivers and locks was created over a period of 87 years in conjunction with the water transport needs of the local lumber industry and the neighbouring communities. Subsequent ongoing development and improvements to the infrastructure since 1920 have resulted in a modern recreational waterway which locks over 120,000 boats per season. Parks Canada is responsible for the maintenance and operation of the 43 locks and 125 dams controlling the water flows in this 18,600 sq km area. For more information on the Trent-Severn Waterway please check the links at the bottom of this page.
Parking for all of our cruises on the Trent-Severn Waterway is in Peterborough.
Our Kawartha Cruises described below navigate a 240 km (150 mile) section of the Trent-Severn Waterway to the north-west of Peterborough. These cruises travel the Kawartha Lakes and the Severn River as shown on the map to the right.
Big Chute to Peterborough
Passengers board our chartered bus by 6:00 p.m. at the Peterborough Holiday Inn. There is free car parking at the Holiday Inn. Bus arrives at Big Chute shortly after 8 p.m. for embarkation on the "Kawartha Voyageur' which will remain docked for the night at Big Chute.
Day 1 Big Chute to Orillia
Day 2 Orillia to Kirkfield
Day 3 Kirkfield to Bobcaygeon
Day 4 Bobcaygeon to Lakefield
Day 5 Lakefield to Peterborough
Ontario, Canada has long been noted for the annual carnival of autumn that nature produces so enthusiastically each fall.
The silent lakes become sequinned with fallen leaves. Departing geese, a questing osprey or a lonely loon break the evening stillness. Even a whiff of distant woodsmoke enchants. A great boulder on a rocky shoreline resembles a granite haggis seasoned with sumac.
Our colour cruises present all this beauty through five exhilarating days. In the comfort and warmth of the ship's lounge or in the crisp autumn air on the sun deck you follow the identical itineraries of the Summer cruises.
Then of course you enjoy genuine old fashioned cooking, cozy evenings to relax with the family atmosphere created by the Ackerts and their helpful crew, and finally a great night's sleep in your own heated cabin.
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