Plan your next great getaway
The Great Waterway of South Eastern Ontario, so much more than you'd expect from a fall or winter getaway, and so close to home. Come experience charming and unique seasonal festivals, treat your taste buds with rich, locally grown food and feed your cultural side with a night out at the theatre. If you’re looking to step back in time, historic Kingston, Fort Henry, or the National Air Force Museum will give you an unforgettable look into Canada’s past.
Bundle up for a visit closer to the holiday season and check out this year’s Alight at Night festival, as Upper Canada Village is transformed into the magical winter wonderland you dreamed about as a child. Over a million lights adorn the village’s trees and heritage buildings. You can even ride through them all singing carols with the family in a horse drawn wagon.
Winter in the Great Waterway is a celebration of the hearty, rich food that warms you up on a winter’s day. You'll find five-star dining in elegant wineries and restaurants. Take a wine tour in Prince Edward County, sample artisanal foods from local farms, or brush up on your own culinary skills with gourmet cooking classes. Lovers of the great outdoors can rent a cozy cottage along the pristine lakes and rivers of the Rideau Heritage Route, and experience the world’s best walleye ice fishing, along with great snowmobiling and skiing. Whether you come for winter festivals, food, walleye fishing or the live theatre, you’ll find that the Great Waterway is a civilized wilderness. Local arts and crafts and elegant comforts are never far from sun, snow and adventure in South Eastern Ontario.
Who says you can't have it all?