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Trent-Severn Waterway

Experience 400km of scenic lakes & rivers connecting the picturesque Canadian Shield to the rolling hills of Northumberland.

Just east of Toronto and just west of Kingston, the Trent-Severn Waterway is a National Historic Site of Canada. Built mostly in the 1800s, the Trent-Severn Waterway winds its way through the iconic Canadian Shield, remote lakes, quaint villages, and some of the best multi-species fishing grounds in Ontario.

Top Reasons to Visit The Trent-Severn Waterway

Many of the locks along the Trent-Severn Waterway are at the heart of towns and villages with vibrant cultural scenes and delicious farm-to-table culinary experiences. The Trent-Severn is more than just a waterway. With a great variety of trails, parks, and scenic driving routes along its storied shores, travellers can enjoy the Trent-Severn Waterway by boat, by bike, on foot or by car.

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The Houseboat Capital of Ontario

Take your family or get away with a group of friends for a perfect vacation on the Trent-Severn Waterway, the Houseboat Capital of Ontario. A houseboat vacation gives you all the freedom to choose your own adventure, all at your own pace and leisure. Take all the comforts of home with you on the water, navigating the lock system from lake to lake, stopping for lunch along the way in Bobcaygeon or grilling up your own in the middle of the lake! Swim, paddle, stargaze, and cast your line right from the boat. Make some stops along your route and discover the charming and quaint towns and villages. You can even head to shore to go to the theatre, check out a concert, visit a farmers market, or do some retail therapy at some of the many unique stores and shops.

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Do you have a bachelor or bachelorette party coming up? Maybe a family reunion? How about a getaway with a group of friends? Whatever your plan, there are many options for you and your bffs.

Explore the waterways on a houseboat, going through the lock system from lake to lake and stopping in different areas to experience the unique communities. Rent a cottage or a few cabins at one of the exquisite resorts in the area and spend time on the water, beside the campfire, and around friends.

Use our Trip Planner to help assist you find water-front resorts, spas, and other information to help you plan your trip. It can provide options that you may not have thought of and additional details to those you have. There is something here for everyone! Be sure to follow us on social media for more trip ideas and inspiration!

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Contact our Destinations to Plan Your Trip

Northumberland County

Northumberland County

600 William St
Cobourg, ON K9A 3A5
(905) 372-3329
Peterborough & The Kawarthas

Peterborough & The Kawarthas

Venture North 270 George Street North
Suite 101
Peterborough, Ontario
Kawartha Lakes

Kawartha Lakes

180 Kent Street West
Lindsay, Ontario

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