Canada 150 – Let’s Go Boating!


Lock 21 along the Trent-Severn. 113 Year Old Lock and great place to dine. | Skippers' Plan.

Lock 21 | Trent-Severn

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On July 1st Canada celebrates 150 years of Confederation and celebrations are planned throughout the year.  Parks Canada is doing their part to celebrate the sesquicentennial by waiving lock fees for the entire year.  This unique gift will allow boaters to explore – Canada’s historic inland waterways such as Rideau Canal, Trent Canal and several canals in Quebec – including Carillon, Lachine, Sainte-Anne-Bellevue and Saint-Ours.  Please note that mooring fees will be in effect at the locks.

There are plenty of unique destinations along the canals but one that caught my attention last year was at Lock 21 on the Trent-Severn Waterway at Peterborough.  The 113 year old lift lock itself  is amazing but the added feature is a unique under water Dining experience where you can enjoy fine dining under 71,000 tonnes of water.  You can read more about this unique dining experience by following this link.

If you want to learn more about special events happening for Canada 150 Celebrations the best place to start is at the Toronto International Boat Show which is open to the public January 21-29 at the Enercare Centre in Toronto.

There is lots to see and do at North America’s largest indoor boat show such as show feature, the World’s Largest Indoor Lake.  In fact, there is so much to see and do, I suggest you try out their Show Planning Guide before you arrive. The boats that fit all budgets and products will be on display as well as seminars for everyone from first time boaters to the old salts planning extended voyages.

Once you find that dream boat make sure you stop by our booth # 1753 in the main hall to get a boat insurance quote. Our friendly staff are available during the show to answer all of your questions. On  January 21 & 22 we will also amaze you and the kids at our booth with the Skippers’ Plan Magic Show.  I look forward to seeing you all next week.  For those of you that cannot make the show you can also call us at 1-800-661-7211 to get a quote.

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