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The SS Keewatin

311 Talbot St, Port McNicoll, Ontario L0K 1R0, Canada
+1 855-533-9284
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First-class Great Lakes travel as it once was.

Time travel back to when Canadian Pacific operated two, Scottish-built, 1st class, passenger-cargo... read more

Reviewed yesterday
dawesio
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Edmonton, Canada
Off the beaten path but absolutely worth it!

Just off Highway 12, between the 400 and Midland (and its well known attractions like Wye Marsh... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lynne087
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Lisbon, Portugal
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Open May 18 - Oct. 9, 2017. UNIQUE IN THE WORLD....SS KEEWATIN is the only EDWARDIAN PASSENGER STEAMSHIP left in the world. Built in 1907, five years before TITANIC in Goven Scotland this 350 foot, 8 million pound treasure was built for Canadian Pacific to be part of building CANADA. She worked for 55 years carrying people and materials from southern Ontario to the top of Lake Superior and returning with 1600 tons of grain. Now restored to her original post of PORT McNICOLL just north of Barrie Ontario about 90 minutes from downtown Toronto. Keewatin has been lovingly restored by an army of volunteers so everything is in working condition. She is all original and open to the public from May 10th until mid October. Children under 16 free. Escorted tours can take up to 1 1/2 hours. Engine room, all decks, staterooms, public rooms and dining room, kitchens, crew quarters, museum, radio room and wheelhouse all available but NOT handicap accessible and has a number of stairs (including a grand staircase) 10 to 4 each day except Sunday 11 to 4.
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311 Talbot St, Port McNicoll, Ontario L0K 1R0, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday

Time travel back to when Canadian Pacific operated two, Scottish-built, 1st class, passenger-cargo vessels between Port McNicoll and Fort William (now Thunder Bay), every summer from 1908 to 1965. KEEWATIN's cabins, public rooms and crew quarters have been well restored, the dining room and main...More

Thank dawesio
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just off Highway 12, between the 400 and Midland (and its well known attractions like Wye Marsh, Ste Marie among the Hurons and the Martyr's Shrine) is a teeny sign for Port McNicoll, heading north from highway 12. After a few minutes, you hit the...More

Thank Lynne087
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This small luxury liner was very interesting. Built in 1907 to carry passengers across the lake, it was a luxury liner at the time. The woodwork, the stained-glass, the staging of the cabins with furniture and clothing from the periods from 1907 to 1966 were...More

Thank Donna B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Awesome History. Restored amazing. Great tour super way to spend time!! Will not ever be disappointed.

1  Thank Debbie L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

took the tour host very knowledgeable, lots to see on the ship, each room was a different era with clothes from that time period, ship kept in great shape

1  Thank Isobel S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went on a bus trip and they took up to Port McNicoll to see the SS Keewatin. I wasn't aware of the history of this ship so the tour was a nice surprise. The tour guides are very knowledgeable and take you thru the whole...More

Thank Heather R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We recently moved into the area and decided to go for a tour. We absolutely loved it from our tour guide crystal to the history of it all. Will definitely be back.

1  Thank Ashley K
Reviewed 6 July 2017

We just had visitors from Taiwan and wanted to do something special in our own region. So after a walk through the Wye Marsh we had a time warp tour of the S.S. Keewatin. This was our second tour and there have been enough new...More

Thank Lokanski1
Reviewed 5 July 2017

We were guided there just by chance, but lucky that we got to visit. Take the guided tour around the ship. It is illuminating and will take you into another world of luxury that was. This ship was built in Scotland and sailed before the...More

Thank 443bhaskarm
Reviewed 1 July 2017

It has been a while and all I remember is how beautiful the ship was. WE GOT a tour and learned a lot abiut how the people lived back then. It was an eye opening experience,

Thank Wendy K
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Ashley S
4 November 2016|
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Response from Atillacan | Property representative |
Hello, Up until now we have only done weddings on KEEWATIN with receptions being held elsewhere. With our new construction and park facility we are planning to have receptions in a wedding tent, next to Keewatin that would... More
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puppiluv3
17 June 2016|
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Response from Wayne C | Property representative |
No reservations required. More details on our website under TOURS > STANDARD TOURS.
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OLSAILOR
23 April 2016|
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Response from GlenMcKenzie1 | Reviewed this property |
This is from their website for 2016 rates: TOUR DESCRIPTIONS UPPER DECK: 60 minutes Takes visitors through the two main decks where they see the dining room, kitchens, ladies smoking lounge, the crew quarters, state rooms... More
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