As soon as you enter the Great Waterway region your sightseeing adventure begins. This is the land filled with lakes, rivers and bays. A place where islands are in abundance and wildlife is ready to share its space with you. Whether you wander the area on your own or take a guided tour, you’re sure to find something wonderful to see and do.
Prince Edward County Wine Tours: Prince Edward County Wine Tours is the region’s specialist in offering the ultimate wine experience. They offer every consumer a variety of choices including a 5 star limousine service, passenger van, day trips, corporate packages as well as accommodation packages from over 30 local wineries. From novice to wine savvy they have an experience for you that will share rich history, how grapes grow, and discuss the world of wine while touring some of the best and most famous wineries in Prince Edward County.
Cheddar & Ale Trail: In the Bay of Quinte tour the Cheddar & Ale Trail. This will guide you to this area’s amazing cheese producers and beer or cider houses. It’s not just the quantity of cheese makers that are drawing people here—it’s also the quality of cheddars they’re producing.
Aquatarium: Our newest addition for visitors is the brand new, raved about Aquatarium. This exciting attraction for visitors boasts a 27,000 square foot aquarium & Discovery Centre. It’s an interactive and entertaining museum that provides hands-on experiences & exhibits for kids & adults year-round! Plus, sail in a reconstructed 18th century warship, try a Ropes Course & quick jump or get scuba certified.
1000 Islands Tower: This unique tourist attraction is the only one of its kind in the 1000 Islands and once at the top you can see the best of what the area has to offer. Running continuously, the elevator takes only 40 seconds to reach the first of three observation decks and provide visitors with a spectacular photographic opportunity. You’ll be spellbound by the panoramic views of the 1000 Islands and St Lawrence River, stretched out 130 metres below.
Fort Wellington National Historic Site of Canada: This former military safe haven is now a living museum! Make the trip to Prescott and spend an afternoon among the military sights and sounds. The fort was originally built during the War of 1812 to protect the important St. Lawrence shipping route. A visit to Fort Wellington today offers a glimpse into what life would have been like during the 1840’s for the Royal Canadian Rifle Regiment stationed there. The fort is packed with interesting exhibits, preserved buildings and military artifacts.
Fort Henry National Historic Site of Canada: The critically acclaimed Fort Henry along with the Rideau Canal are the only recognized UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Ontario. Standing majestically in Kingston, Fort Henry was built to guard the convergence of the Rideau Canal, Lake Ontario and the mighty St. Lawrence River – gateway to the world famous 1000 Islands. Today, Fort Henry offers exhibit and museum tours, live artillery demonstrations, mock battles, a daily half hour Fort Henry Guard parade, guided tours and kids can march with the Fort Henry Guard! The award-winning, world famous Sunset Ceremonies take place Wednesday evenings in July and August and have been voted one of Ontario’s Top 100, 2015 events. This newly designed performance incorporates 3D projection technology with spectacular sound and lights and offers you an explosive hour. This amazing show features a mock battle and showcases the talents of the Fort Henry Guard Drums, Drill Squad and the Artillery Detachment. You’ll be awed with cannon fire plus heart-pounding military music.
Upper Canada Village: History will spring to life before your eyes when you visit this living village from a time long ago. Located in Morrisburg; it’s like a community that’s lost in time – if that time is 1866. The village takes what Canadians grew up learning in history class and invites them to step back to pre-confederation Canada, and experience all the sights, sounds and smells that went along with village life on the St. Lawrence River.
The National Air Force Museum of Canada: Come see why this museum has earned a national reputation as the place for aviation enthusiasts to visit. Here you’ll find the largest number of aircraft on static display and the most skilled team of restoration volunteers of any military museum in the country. The museum presents more than 3,500 artifacts and memorabilia depicting major historical events, notable aviation achievements, as well as the social history of Canada’s Air Force.
1000 Islands Helicopter Tours: Experience the beauty, romance, grandeur and all that the 1000 Islands has to offer… first class! Along with our sister tours Kouri’s Kopters Inc., the 1000 Islands Helicopter Tours attracts visitors from all over. With an assortment of tours, excursions and land/air packages, visitors get to experience the exhilaration of flying in a helicopter as they lift off from our state of the art facility.
Kingston Confederation Trolley Tours: The unique Hop On, Hop Off tours in historic Kingston, offers stops at interesting landmarks. A ride on any of the four comfortable, thirty-two passenger trolleys is an ideal way to enjoy Kingston’s history and attractions. Our state of the art GPS-triggered narration system complements your experienced tour guide: together they provide an informative, engaging overview of Kingston’s more than three hundred years of history. The Trolley route covers all of Kingston’s historic old town and downtown shopping district, as far east as Fort Henry and as far west as the Kingston Penitentiary. The Trolley makes nine stops in the heart of our most popular visitor destinations, including Fort Henry, the Penitentiary Museum, and Queen’s University. You can hop off at any stop, stay for as long as you like, then hop back on and continue your tour.
Skydive Gananoque: Founded in 1971, this is the oldest skydiving school in Canada, under the same management. Since it’s inception, they’ve been proudly teaching people how to skydive using the best equipment available and employing the safest methodologies for training. If you are up to the challenge of jumping out of a plane, this is one of the most beautiful places to make the leap.
Kingston By Bike: During this 3 hour bicycle tour, you will see many natural and cultural sites including the Royal Military College, Queen’s campuses, parks, the Lakeshore Trail, harbours, prisons, British Empire landmarks, and historic buildings including Bellevue House. There is no better way to see the Limestone City!
Bay of Quinte Beaches + Overnight Stay
Robin’s Roost Treehouse Experience
Prince Edward County Wine Tours
Aquatarium Adventure + Overnight Stay