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.
Visit our Canoe Culture Blog to discover stories, routes, videos and stunning photos of journeys on & along the Trent-Severn Waterway.
Many of the locks along the 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, travelers can enjoy the Trent-Severn by boat, by bike, on foot or by car. For information about season passes and lock schedules, click here.
Plan your trip now to one of the following great destinations along the waterway.
Discover Peterborough & The Kawarthas at the heart of the Trent-Severn Waterway.
Discover the Kawartha Lakes, home to the Arts and Heritage Trail and the Houseboating Capital of Ontario.
Click on the image above to learn more about houseboating in the Kawartha Lakes.Just east of Toronto, Northumberland County has historic towns, beaches, great cycling, and the Ranney Gorge Suspension Bridge.
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You couldn’t ask for a better playground to enjoy entertaining theatre, art galleries, freshwater fishing & delicious local food. Plus, we’ve got butter tarts! Get a taste of our region’s best and start making plans to visit.