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Sightseeing tours or cruises in Ontario's Bluewater regions come in many types and venues. Rugged adventures to remote locations appeal to people who want intrepid and physically challenging experiences on foot, bicycle, horseback, ATV or water. However, folks with limited mobility can also enjoy excursions by vehicle, boat or air at a leisurely pace. Experienced tour operators can inspire visitors with an appreciation of natural history, ecology, unusual features and local culture.

 


Nottawasaga River
The Nottawasaga River is a scenic canoe route that is navigable from Willow Creek, a 1-hour paddle above Edenvale to Wasaga Beach. The river has phenomenal scenery along serpentine channels that cut through high banks and sand dunes. It also flows through the Minesing Wetland Conservation Area, one of Southern Ontario's largest swamps that is a haven for wildlife viewing. Fishing is best at Jacks Lake or the Oxbow or Montgomery Rapids in spring and fall when trout and salmon swim up the river. Edenvale Park has a picnic area and boat launch located at the bridge on Highway 26. Klondike Sports
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Bruce Anchor Cruises
Bruce Anchor Cruises is located in Tobermory, Ontario, Canada. We operate within Fathom Five National Marine Park which occupies some of the most pristine waters in the Great Lakes. Fathom Five is home to numerous historic light stations, over twenty known shipwrecks and the famous Flowerpot Island. Our novel designed, glass bottom vessels depart Tobermory on an adventure through Fathom Five every 20-40 minutes during the summer months! Within 5 minutes of departing our dock we view two 19th century shipwrecks resting just a few feet below the surface. From there we pass by Big Tub Light
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Xtreme Water Sports
Xtreme Water Sports offers cool fun with its water sport rentals located directly on Grand Bend's beach. Quality, safe, stable, 3 seater SEADOO rentals, SPEED BOAT charter service, wakeboarding, water skiing, kneeboarding, toe surfing, tubing and sunset pleasure cruising! SAILBOAT charters (lessons free!) & FISHING charters. 20' WATER TRAMPOLINE equipped with a launch pad! NEW - FLYBOARDING! Experience the thrill of flying – a must try!! Family fun on the blue water! Specials are offered on weekday mornings
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Hillman Marsh Conservation Area
Adjacent to Lake Erie, the walking trails, nature centre, washrooms and viewing towers at Hillman Marsh can be accessed from the main entrance. Swimming beaches are accessible North Beach parking lot on Mersea Rd. 2 and from South Beach parking lot located on East Beach Road. The area also has cross-country skiing, fishing, canoe and kayak launches. The nature centre is open at limited times during the spring with educational displays about flora and fauna typical to the area.  Witnessing migration activity at the Spring Shore and Songbird Festival in May is one of the highlights of
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Bruce Power Visitors' Centre
Every year thousands of visitors arrive at the Bruce Power Visitors’ Centre to learn more about nuclear energy and electricity generation. Looking out over the world’s largest nuclear power facility, the Visitors’ Centre is located north of Tiverton, adjacent to Ontario’s first commercial wind farm, Huron Wind. It is open year-round Monday to Friday as well as weekends in July and August; closed statutory and year-end holidays. Admission is free with complimentary Wi Fi and electric car charging stations. A picnic area with tables is available during the warmer months
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M.V. Chippewa III Tours
Join Captain Greg and his crew aboard the M.V. Chippewa III, a classic ship that once plied the waters of the Niagara River as a Maid of the Mist. Cruise to Henry’s or Craganmors, two island restaurants down the south channel that feature mouth-watering fish and chips. Experience a beautiful Georgian Bay sunset through the north channel while dining aboard this delightful ship. Afternoon and evening cruises are also on the schedule with barbecue items available to purchase. The ship has a licensed bar on board, carrying a variety of beers, coolers, wines, mixed drinks and soft drinks.
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Midland Tours Inc.
The Miss Midland & the Serendipity Princess Boat Cruises - Georgian Bay/Muskoka Take a morning or afternoon sightseeing cruise and experience the sparkling water, windswept pines and rocky grandeur of Muskoka/Georgian Bay’s 30,000 islands – the finest cruising area in the northern hemisphere. You may wish to enjoy a lovely cruise before dinner, or for the perfect ending to a carefree summer day, we offer memorable Sunset Cruises among the beautiful islands of Muskoka/Georgian Bay where you can dance or sing along with the evening’s entertainment or simply relax and
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Chi-Cheemaun Ferry (South Baymouth) - Owen Sound Transportation Co.
Cruise across Georgian Bay aboard the MS Chi-Cheemaun. This passenger and vehicle ferry provides daily sailings from mid-May to mid-October, connecting passengers to Manitoulin Island for a special family vacation or relaxing getaway. See historic sites and stunning vistas while sailing between Tobermory and Manitoulin Island. The ferry has complete cafeteria service, a children's play area, indoor and outdoor lounges and a gift shop-news stand. The Chi-Cheemaun also offers passengers live entertainment, from Traditional Storytelling to live concerts along with three-course, gourmet dinners,
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Midland Tours Inc. (Penetanguishene)
The Miss Midland & the Serendipity Princess - Georgian Bay/Muskoka  Take a morning or afternoon sightseeing cruise and experience the sparkling water, windswept pines and rocky grandeur of Muskoka/Georgian Bay’s 30,000 islands – the finest cruising area in the northern hemisphere. You may wish to enjoy a lovely cruise before dinner, or for the perfect ending to a carefree summer day, we offer memorable Sunset Cruises among the beautiful islands of Muskoka/Georgian Bay where you can dance or sing along with the evening’s entertainment or simply relax and enjoy our
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RetroFest
The Historic Downtown Chatham Business BIA is planning its 17th annual RetroFest™ to be held May 26 and 27, 2017.Friday Night is the OLG Classic Car Cruise heading out from the CK John D Bradley Convention Centre at 6 p.m. and cruising to King Street while activities in the Tecumseh Park will include a beverage garden and musical entertainment sponsored by Big Brothers Big Sisters. On Saturday activities move to Tecumseh Park and downtown King Street and side streets for the Kent Historic Auto Club’s Classic Car Show. All cars must register. Pre-registration is requested
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Sunset Cruises
Muskoka’s shimmering blue waters, it’s majestic green pines, it’s spectacular scenery all await your discovery aboard the Sunset Cruisers - Peerless II & Idyllwood. A whole new discovery. Take a cruise aboard Peerless II and see what Muskoka is all about. A unique part of the "Muskoka Experience" must include a cruise on one or more of the three big Muskoka Lakes. Take in the sights of the stunningly rugged and beautiful Canadian Shield on lakes Rosseau, Joseph or the biggest lake, Muskoka. We offer high quality cruises which allow you to sit back, relax and enjoy your
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Georgian Bay Airways
Georgian Bay Airways is a Sightseeing, Charter and Floatplane Training Facility, conveniently located right beside Parry Sound's Town Dock. This seaplane service will take you on a flight to remember! Offered on a continuous basis daily, you can choose from sightseeing air tours, a Fly & Dine to World Famous Henry's Fish Restaurant on Frying Pan Island, or several other popular area Restaurants, Romantic Sunset Champagne flights, as well as fly-in day trip adventures for Fishing, Hiking on a Georgian Bay Island and ATVing. We have an on-site Ice Cream Parlour with 16 Flavours of Nestle
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Discovery Harbour
The naval base at Discovery Harbour brings to life the era when the British navy ruled the waves. Visitors may stroll waterside boardwalks and chat with costumed officers and crew aboard a replica schooner and explore the military barracks to see what a sailor’s life was like on the frontier. Ship sawyers, carpenters and blacksmiths reenact the tradesmen who kept the fleet afloat. The historic site also contains the King's Wharf Theatre, which is operated by Drayton Entertainment Company that brings professional  theatre shows to the location during summer.
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Muskoka Paddle Shack
Muskoka Paddle Shack in Bala can put you in a boat for maximum fun with minimum hassle - and no hidden charges! Take a canoe or kayaking lesson with one of our qualified instructors. Learn skills ranging from how to get in and out of the craft, paddle strokes and safety tips and pointers to help you build your confidence. You have the choice of taking a lesson in a recreational or a tripping canoe, kayak or paddle board and we can help you make that decision. If you have your own boat you are welcome to use it during the lesson. We can do the lesson locally or we can come to your cottage in
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Sainte-Marie among the Hurons
Visitors can explore the world-renowned village of Sainte-Marie among the Hurons in Midland, an authentically re-created 17th century fort and site of the early Jesuit missions to the Huron. Costumed interpreters add realistic perspective to the palisade community, while an audio-visual presentation and museum provide historical background. Sainte-Marie is located on Hwy 12 East and opens May to Thanksgiving daily 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. Sainte-Marie Park, a spacious picnic area beside the Wye River, is located opposite the enclave on Wye Valley Road and links the site with the Tay Waterfront Trail
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Bruce Anchor Motel & Cottage Rentals
Enjoy the most  spectacular  view in Tobermory and on the whole of the Bruce Peninsula from the Bruce Anchor's "sunset deck", overlooking Georgian Bay and the entrance to Big Tub Harbour . The Chi-Cheemaun ferry backs out and turns broadside almost directly in front of the deck on its daily trips back and forth to Manitoulin Island. A wide variety of watercraft traverse these waters and the islands make a rugged backdrop to the watery vista. The Bruce Anchor is the closest motel to the ferry, a convenient place to stay overnight before boarding the ferry in the morning!
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Ball's Historic Bridge
"The bridge that love built" is said to have been built by an engineer who fell in love with one of the Ball daughters while he was working on the bridge at the mouth of the Maitland River. The engineer then built Ball's bridge in 1885 to allow his beloved to cross the river more easily and the two were consequently married. The double span, iron truss bridge is a rare example of early construction prowess in Ontario and it presides over a picnic area beside the tranquil Maitland River, which is also a canoe launch and a good fishing spot. The Little Lakes Road crosses the bridge to follow a
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Wawanosh Park Conservation Area
Wawanosh Park offers a quiet camping experience along the Maitland River. The park has 30 campsites available for seasonal camping only. Facilities include tent and trailer sites, a picnic shelter, playground, walking trail and terrific fishing. This Conservation Area has recently been the site of several stewardship projects including stream naturalization work. Day use visitors are welcome. Wawanosh Park is a good spot to launch your canoe to explore the Maitland River.
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Pretty River Valley Provincial Park - Crevice Caves
Pretty River Valley Provincial Park is a nature reserve that straddles the escarpment southeast of Blue Mountain. The Bruce Trail and several side trails run through the area where mossy limestone, fern covered outcrops and hidden crevice caves abound. The cave passages are very narrow and fun to explore. Petun Conservation Area is another rugged trail area located just 1 km north of the Pretty River Valley trails. The park is also accessible below the escarpment from Nottawasaga Side Road 30/31 or Pretty River Road. It is not advisable to venture off trails in winter due to the danger of
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Rankin River Provincial Wildlife Area
The Rankin River tributary is navigable from Sky Lake to Boat Lake where the river meanders through marshes that shelter osprey and Black tern nesting sites. River access is possible from three locations: The Red Bay Road runs west from Mar and crosses between Sky Lake and Isaac Lake that have some of the best bass and pike fishing in Ontario. A boat launch is located beside the bridge on County Road 13. Isaac Lake Nature Reserve has a picnic area, boat ramp and numerous nesting sanctuaries for waterfowl. It is located at the east shore of the lake on Isaac Lake Road.
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Goderich Marine Museum & Harbour
The Marine Museum is located at the Goderich harbour in the wheelhouse of the “S.S. Shelter Bay”. It contains nautical artifacts, intriguing photographs, paintings and various ship models. The Marine Heritage Walkway features signs that describe hidden points of interest and history about the town’s waterfront along the beach paths, harbours and bluff lookouts. The Sifto salt mine operates a veritable underground city of roadways and chambers that extend more than 3 km beneath Lake Huron, 540 metres below the surface. The mine can produce close to 9 million tonnes of salt
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King's Wharf Theatre
Nestled within Discovery Harbour in Penetanguishene on Georgian Bay, the King's Wharf Theatre is a pleasantly rustic, 385-seat venue that offers all the comforts of a modern facility. Flanked by the historic buildings of a 19th-century British naval and military base, the theatre is located at the end of a beautiful boardwalk that looks onto the home port of replica sailing ships H.M.S. Bee and H.M.S. Tecumseth. The site is a perfect location for picnics as well as stepping back in time to see what a sailor's life was like in the 1800's. A visit to the King's Wharf Theatre takes only 45
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Dynamic Earth - home of the Big Nickel
Dynamic Earth inspires people of all ages to engage with the science in the world around them. The science centre's fun and friendly approach to science education is led by Bluecoats - real scientists and science communicators who make interacting with the exhibits even more informative and fun. NEW! Dynamic Earth Outdoor Science Park A new outdoor science park and exploration trail system features earth science and mining themed exhibits. Large-scale exhibits include a crawl-through cave, musical instruments made of natural materials, and real mining equipment with interactive
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Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre
The Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre lets visitors discover the secrets of wetlands with the help of staff naturalists. Look for life in the water with guided canoe excursions or the marsh from accessible floating boardwalks and an observation tower.  Enjoy the grace of the magnificent Trumpeter Swans, North America’s largest waterfowl. Hike, bike or ski the trail system or visit the exhibit hall to find out more about the ecosystem or browse through the displays of books and gifts. The centre also features environment themed events and workshops for all ages. Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre
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Big Bay - Kemble Scenic Route
Grey County Road 1 (Island View Drive) follows the shoreline eastward from Wiarton to Owen Sound for spectacular vistas of Georgian Bay's islands, escarpments and unusual points of interest. Colpoy's Lookout is the first picnic area at 141 Skinner's Bluff Road with a lofty view of the bay. Big Bay names itself the “stone skipping Capital of Canada” since all the stones on its beach are flat pieces of shale. The area has an over-abundance of stones that have been put to good use as stone fences, which can be seen between many farm fields throughout Keppel Township. Nearby Keppel
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Evergreen Resort
Since 1950 the Bennett family has helped to make families' vacation dreams come true and create cherished memories of this very special place. Evergreen Resort is a family resort situated on the sandy shores of Little Red Bay on Lake Huron, sheltered by the picturesque Fishing Islands, just 20 minutes north of Sauble Beach. Accommodations include 1-3 and 5-bedroom cottages and campsites. American Plan dining facilities prepare  three homecooked meals daily with a set weekly menu. Fabulous recreation facilities welcome visitors to enjoy a games room, table games and reading in the
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Christ Church Anglican
Famous Christ Church Anglican preserves memorial stained glass windows salvaged from bombed out churches in Europe. Six windows contain remnants of glass from 120 churches across England, France, Belgium and Holland. The windows were assembled and dedicated to the sacrifices made by Canadian soldiers during World War II by army chaplain Rev. Harold Appleyard. The church opens for tours at 34 Boucher St. E., Wed.- Fri. 9 a.m.- 12 p.m. and guided tours are available by calling Sharleen Schefter at 519-538-3365.
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Oasis by the Bay Vacation Resort
A Unique Vacation Experience in the Heart of Wasaga Beach. Oasis by the Bay Vacation Resort is a quiet, family friendly resort located in Wasaga Beach. The Resort is nestled in between the Nottawasaga River and Beach 3 and is close to area attractions, Collingwood and the Town of The Blue Mountains. Oasis by the Bay has a convenient set-up that offers one and two-bedroom apartment style units. This provides more privacy and space to enjoy your holiday. Five of the newly renovated units have one bedroom with two single beds and are accessible for those that may require it (with a lift system
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Pelee Island Ferry Service - Pelee Island Terminal
The Pelee Island Transportation Company services Pelee Island from April 1 until mid-December, offering vehicle and transportation services on its two ferries, the MV Pelee Islander and the MV Jiimaan. With departures at Leamington from mid-March until the end of July, at Kingsville from August until mid-December, and at Sandusky from the end of April until mid-October, ferry service is available from Canadian and United States ports. Make sure to check your departure location, and don’t forget to make a reservation for your vehicle! A dozen and more factors made Pelee Island and the
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Midland Harbour & Waterfront Trail
Downtown Midland has an immaculately landscaped waterfront with harbour services, entertainment, picnic areas, paved bike trails and specialty shops to interest visitors, with free 3-hour parking at community lots. During summer, the harbour hosts fun activities for visitors at its Waterside Wednesdays. Tay Waterfront Trail extends through Midland from Penetanguishene to Waubaushene. It is paved past the Wye River and has a packed surface eastward. Midland Tours 30,000 Island Boat Cruises operates the 300-passenger Miss Midland that departs from the town dock daily. Take a 2 1/2-hour
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Honora Bay Riding Stable
The best way to experience the breathtaking scenery and wildlife of Manitoulin Island is from the back of a horse! Honora Bay Riding Stable offers a Northern Ontario horseback adventure you won't soon forget; pony rides, summer day camps, various trail rides and overnight excursions on trails through the surrounding forests and hilltop fields along the Niagara Escarpment: Daily Trail Rides: depart 9:30 am, 11:30 am, 1:30, 3:30 & 5:30 pm Renegades Trail: 1-hour, easy family ride over rugged hills with scenic views. The Bank Robber: 1-hour, limited availability for experienced riders
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Island Queen Cruise
All aboard the Island Queen for a relaxing cruise through Georgian Bay’s 30,000 Islands, the largest concentration of fresh-water islands in the world! Passengers can choose between two cruises, our Original Two-Hour Morning Cruise, offered daily in July and August, or our Flagship Three-Hour Afternoon Cruise, offered daily from June 1 to Thanksgiving Monday each season. Our two-hour morning cruise follows a meandering route past charming summer retreats that draw so many generations of families back to the inner islands of Georgian Bay. The windswept islands that give shape to the
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Pelee Island Ferry Service - Leamington Terminal
The Pelee Island Transportation Company services the Island from mid-March until Mid-December, offering vehicle and transportation services on its two ferries, the MV Pelee Islander and the MV Jiimaan. With departures at Leamington from mid-March until the end of July, at Kingsville from August until mid-December, and at Sandusky from the end of April until mid-October, ferry service is available from both Canadian and United States ports. Make sure to check your departure location, and don’t forget to make a reservation for your vehicle! A dozen and more factors made Pelee Island and
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Duc d'Orleans II Cruise
Cast off with us under the watchful eye of the Captain and his crew aboard the Duc d'Orleans II! We offer daily two hour luncheon cruises (with commentary and music) on the beautiful St. Clair River and we are conveniently located in downtown Sarnia, Ontario, just minutes away from the US border, casinos, and much more. The ship is also an ideal setting for weddings and corporate functions. Motor coach parking is available beside the ship so walking is minimal and we are also handicapped accessible. Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ducdorleans2
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Point Pelee National Park
A lush Carolinian forest oasis at the southern tip of Canada, Point Pelee National Park resounds with migrating song birds in the spring, hums with cicadas in the summer, flutters with Monarch butterflies in the fall and is a peaceful place of reflection in the winter. Point Pelee National Park is the most southern part of mainland Canada and has one of Ontario’s finest Carolinian habitats and Great Lakes marshes. The park gives refuge to more rare or endangered plants and animals than anywhere else in Canada. Visitors can stroll through the cattails along the 1.4-km., floating marsh
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Fishing Island Tours & Charters
Enjoy a guided tour with Fishing Island Tours & Charters. Sail past islands once home to a local still, a First Nations smokehouse and the first white settlement in Bruce County. Learn about the geography, history and the rare and endangered species that live in this spectacular part of the Bruce Peninsula. The Fishing Islands are located just a few kilometres off the west coast of the Bruce Peninsula in Lake Huron, and only 13 km north of Sauble Beach and 11 km west of Wiarton. 1.5-hour boat tours depart from the government dock at Oliphant or Little Red Bay Marina at 10:00 am, 12:45 pm
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Pelee Island Wine Pavilion
The island is home to Pelee Island Winery's vineyards and wine pavilion where several tours are available from May to October. Tours include the pavilion and a wine appreciation seminar. Monday through Friday, it offers a group package featuring a walking tour of the facility, sampling of five unique wines and a barbecue lunch. Visitors can tour the pavilion grounds and learn about the island's unique history; the reason why it's such a great place to grow grapes. Knowledgeable tour guides explain the mechanical design of an antique European Grape Press. They also provide an overview of the
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Oil Museum of Canada
Nestled in rural Lambton County you will find the Oil Museum of Canada at the southern outskirts of the Village of Oil Springs. This National Historic Site provides an opportunity to learn about a fascinating era in Canada's history and the birthplace of the modern oil industry. Uncover the birth and growth stories of this new industry at the time, as well as social life in the early oil boom town of Oil Springs  and the industry's evolvement when and after activity moved eight miles north to Petrolia. Imagine the strange sights, sounds and stories. History happened here in the Oil
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Chi-Cheemaun Ferry (Tobermory) - Owen Sound Transportation Co.
Cruise across Georgian Bay aboard the MS Chi-Cheemaun. This passenger and vehicle ferry provides daily sailings from mid-May to mid-October, connecting passengers to Manitoulin Island for a special family vacation or relaxing getaway. See historic sites and stunning vistas while sailing between Tobermory and Manitoulin Island. The ferry has complete cafeteria service, a children's play area, indoor and outdoor lounges and a gift shop-news stand. The Chi-Cheemaun also offers passengers live entertainment, from Traditional Storytelling to live concerts along with three-course, gourmet dinners,
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Port Elgin Beach & Harbour
The spectacular sunsets that Port Elgin is famous for can best be seen from the harbour - a must for photographers and romantics. Free parking is conveniently located directly on the beach, which is partly sheltered by a break-wall and is very popular for swimming and windsurfing. Beach volleyball courts are set up during the summer months and playground equipment provides recreation for children. Additionally, in summer the beach is home to the gazebo that provides a lovely setting for Sunday evening bandshell concerts where audiences usually honk their car horns for applause! Visitors can
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Port Carling Wall & Boat Locks
Port Carling overlooks the boat locks between Lake Rosseau and Lake Muskoka where heritage steam ships Segwun and Wenonah II cruise through the channels. Bridge lifts are a regular occurrence when the ships move through the locks, providing a good photo opportunity for people who like to watch big machinery in action. Sunset Cruises' Peerless II gives sightseeing, sunset and dinner cruises from Port Carling locks and the classic wooden yacht Idyllwood provides intimate tours for groups up to 12 passengers to the most scenic nooks of the Muskoka Lakes. The Port Carling Wall is the
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Pelee Island Ferry Service - Kingsville Terminal
The Pelee Island Transportation Company services Pelee Island from April 1 until mid-December, offering vehicle and transportation services on its two ferries, the MV Pelee Islander and the MV Jiimaan. With departures at Leamington from mid-March until the end of July, at Kingsville from August until mid-December, and at Sandusky from the end of April until mid-October, ferry service is available from Canadian and United States ports. Make sure to check your departure location, and don’t forget to make a reservation for your vehicle! A dozen and more factors made Pelee Island and the
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