Ontario

Trent-Severn 101

Join us, says Parks Canada, and so we go to the Trent-Severn Waterway, where one hundred and one years of navigation is being celebrated. Purist readers, please don’t be too disappointed with us! Weather events force us to skip two sections of this 387-kilometre route, which connects Port Severn (Lake Huron) to Trenton (Lake Ontario).

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Cruising in the No-Wake Zone

Loons, lily pads, lightning. A groundhog grazing outside our tent. An engineering marvel equal to the Pyramids of Egypt and the Great Wall of China. “How long will it take?” we are asked several times each day, when people learn that we are canoeing from Kingston to Ottawa on the Rideau Canal. Three leisurely weeks

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It’s Showtime

The leaves are beginning to turn red, the start of the spectacular splash of colour that awaits fall visitors to canoe-crazy Algonquin Provincial Park. We choose the classic, popular Big Trout Loop, a 73-km circuit of sixteen lakes (each with at least one pair of resident loons), marshy waters, narrow creeks, and slow-moving rivers. We

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Bonjour Hello

No wonder Quebec is nicknamed La Belle Province. Landscapes bursting with beauty, lively towns and villages, hospitality in heritage homes, a world-class 5,000-kilometre network of bikeways: Quebec is a province that welcomes visitors. We spend seven days cycling between Montreal and Ottawa on bike paths, including the 232-km abandoned railway Le P’tit Train du Nord.

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