A guided tour is a great way to experience new things or to learn more about the activities you already love. In The Great Waterway there are an abundance of tours to match your interests. Embark on a cultural outing, that highlights the remarkable history of the region. For braver souls, go on a tour that features the creepier side of our cities. Looking to just sit back, relax and take it all in? A trolley tour will show you the best-of-the-best.
The Great Waterway offers some seriously scary sights about the darker side of our history. For those that dare, check out real gallows and listen to the twisted tale of the last man hanged. Hear the story of one of Canada’s largest bank heists. And for some shockingly creepy fun, see if you are brave enough to sit in an actual electric chair.
A great place to start your eerie explorations is by going on one of the The Haunted Walk of Kingston nightly guided tours. There are also spooky tales awaiting at The Historic Cornwall Jail and on the Brockville Criminal Past Walking Tour. A must see for scare enthusiasts is the annual Fort Fright at Fort Henry, held every October. It delivers just the right amount of screams with ghostly apparitions, zombies and ghosts lurking around darkened corridors and passageways.
Explore The Great Waterway in comfort with a chauffeured guided tour showcasing the area’s premier attractions. Learn about historic Kingston on the Hop On, Hop Off tours, offered by Kingston Trolley Tours. This informative and engaging trip provides historical commentary about Canada’s first city with nine unique stops along the way. For more value, get the Kingston K-Pass and save by combining the Tour Trolley with Kingston’s premiere attractions, that can include a sightseeing cruise, Fort Henry or others.
Scattered throughout this incredible region, there many other amazing guided tours that you can take including helicopter, cruise, fishing and even guided wine tours.
The Great Waterway is home to exceptional hands-on heritage experiences that will transport you to times gone by. In this region, we celebrate our history by inviting you to take part in it, with opportunities that’ll have you dressing the part, firing cannons, serving high tea, sinking a tall ship, and even dipping into an inkwell! Whether you’d like to explore the area with a guided historic tour or prefer to go it alone with a self-guided option, you’ll find something fascinating to discover. Historical gems like historic Fort Henry; Fulford Place Museum; Upper Canada Village; the Bellevue House and Fort Wellington National Historic Site of Canada will leave you with a deep appreciation of our ancestors and their lives!
UNESCO Discovery Tour
For the Love of Wine – Half Day Tour
Prince Edward County Wine Tours
Winery Tours by Helicopter in Prince Edward County