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Ontario

Ontario’s Waterways: St. Lawrence River, Lake Ontario & Niagara

Experience natural wonders, historic sites, cultural and culinary treasures along the strategic waterways of Lake Ontario, and the Rideau, St. Lawrence and Niagara Rivers.
Rating (4.67)
Program No. 22386RJ
Length
10 days
Starts at
2,699

At a Glance

Explore natural history and culture as you travel from Ottawa on the Rideau River, to the 1000 Islands and Kingston on the Saint Lawrence River and onto Prince Edward County, Toronto and Niagara. Learn about these strategic waterways to the Atlantic and the role they have played in the economic prosperity, political development and military campaigns of North America. You’ll see Gilded Age castles built by America’s rich and powerful, learn about Canada’s parliamentary system, and sample wine in one of North America’s hottest new wine destinations.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Walk up to two miles on field trips.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Experience the thunder and majesty of one of the world’s natural wonders on a thrilling boat ride amid Niagara Falls.
  • Boat along the waters of the 1000 Islands archipelago, part of a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve, enjoying natural beauty, gorgeous architecture and the fascinating history of Boldt castle.
  • Explore Old Town Toronto and bustling St. Lawrence Market with a local expert.
Featured Expert
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Jim Hill
Jim has been with The Niagara Parks Commission, which preserves historic sites including Old Fort Erie, Laura Secord Homestead, Mackenzie Printery, McFarland House and the Heroes and Legends Shop at Table Rock, for 18 years. Jim also worked for Parks Canada and the Friends of Fort George, holds a private pilot’s license, is a Captain in the Reserve Army and lives with his wife Jeannie in Niagara Falls, Ontario.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Jim Hill
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Rick Kohler
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David Jeanes
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Bruce Bell
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