The Great Waterway’s unique destinations will capture your imagination.

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SOUTH EASTERN ONTARIO


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This beautiful stretch of Ontario, known as The Great Waterway is entirely linked by water from Cornwall on the St. Lawrence River to Lake Ontario’s Kingston and on to Belleville on the Bay of Quinte. In between, The Great Waterway is dotted by the Rideau Lakes and winds its way north along the UNESCO Rideau Heritage Route. 

With sweeping views and panoramic sights, every season is encased with its own beauty. Explore our quaint villages and meet local artisans, be entertained in one of our local, live theatres and indulge … because we’ve turned farm fresh cooking into an art form. Festivals and events happen in all corners of our region. Join us and take a break from ordinary.

 

South Eastern sub-regions

LAND O' LAKES

LAND O' LAKES

Outdoor enthusiasts will bask in the beauty and enjoy all the seasonal sporting opportunities in this area that's known for its accessible wilderness.

CORNWALL AND THE COUNTIES

CORNWALL AND THE COUNTIES

Our small town festivals have the same impact as any big city production. Visit us and celebrate the season.

PRINCE EDWARD COUNTY

PRINCE EDWARD COUNTY

Award winning wineries, delicious culinary creations and festive merrymaking are showcased during Countylicious and Wassail this season.

KINGSTON 1000 ISLANDS

KINGSTON 1000 ISLANDS

This vibrant city is a foodie’s paradise, a theatre goer’s playbook and an adventurer’s playground all wrapped up in a funky, vintage package.

BAY OF QUINTE

BAY OF QUINTE

A thriving craft beer scene, cheese makers and cider houses abound in this region. Check them out on the Cheddar & Ale Trail.

BROCKVILLE 1000 ISLANDS

BROCKVILLE 1000 ISLANDS

Visit the new Aquatarium; this learning centre showcases the region’s wildlife in a fun and interactive way. Then take in a theatre production at the Brockville Art Centre.

GANANOQUE 1000 ISLANDS

GANANOQUE 1000 ISLANDS

Take in the magnetic scenery of the 1000 Islands from above, during a spectacular helicopter tour or at the 1000 Island Tower.  

RIDEAU HERITAGE ROUTE

RIDEAU HERITAGE ROUTE

Along Ontario’s only UNESCO world heritage site the heritage waterway sets the scene for festive shopping trips in quaint country villages like Merrickville and Westport.

A historic Kingston building, fine dining in Prince Edward county, road trip in Gananoque

ACTIVITIES AWAIT

Discover cool urban and country vibes, explore the majestic waterways, or take in the local heritage and culture in an atmosphere bursting with activity. Your amazing getaway is closer than you think.

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