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The SS Keewatin

311 Talbot St, Port McNicoll, Ontario L0K 1R0, Canada
+1 855-533-9284
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Nice Ship

I was unfortunate to visit the place during its downtime, the ship looks good and is a reminder of... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Chaitanya S
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Whitby, Canada
The way it used to be.

This step back in time is well worth seeing. I have been on her twice doing photography and video... read more

Reviewed 7 December 2017
NorthernCanadian1
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Victoria Harbour, Canada
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Closed now. Open in 2018 from May 17 to October 8, every day. Take a step back in time. S.S. KEEWATIN is the world's last EDWARDIAN PASSENGER STEAMSHIP. 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. 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. NOT wheelchair accessible. Guided Tours launch every half hour, 10am - 4pm.
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  • Average3%
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“engine room” (28 reviews)
“great lakes” (12 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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311 Talbot St, Port McNicoll, Ontario L0K 1R0, Canada
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was unfortunate to visit the place during its downtime, the ship looks good and is a reminder of the olden times. It does seem a nice place to visit and learn its history.

Thank Chaitanya S
Reviewed 7 December 2017

This step back in time is well worth seeing. I have been on her twice doing photography and video, and also was able to capture shots of her on the tow home from the US. Well worth the time.

Thank NorthernCanadian1
Reviewed 25 October 2017

By way of establishing some credentials, I have visited the Victory and Warrior in Portsmouth, the Mayflower II in Plymouth, the Courageous in the original Plymouth, the Albacore in Portland and the Great Britain in Bristol. I enjoyed all of them. The Keewatin's preservation and...More

Thank OldPlymptonian
Reviewed 3 October 2017

We first went up to check out the Ss Keewatin in the spring when they were doing the ship pull for the Guiness Book record(which is still being determined). We have since gone up twice, both times with family. The ship is being restored gently...More

Thank Janet B
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Took the full tour of the ship and we enjoyed it. The history of the ship, the Great Lakes and the people that travelled here is fantastic. The original interiors, including rooms, steward rooms, dining area as well as the engine room are well preserved....More

Thank Muds57
Reviewed 16 September 2017

The SS Keewatin is a stunning ship to tour. I always recommend it as a must see while camping with us and never had a disappointed visitor. Their tour guides take the time to answer questions and have you see everything in great detail aboard...More

Thank Robertabellfallscamp
Reviewed 14 September 2017

When I was a lad it was my hope to one day sail on the Keewatin or her sister ship Assiniboia, but alas they were withdrawn from service before I had earned any money. Neither my wife nor I like long drives (more than half...More

1  Thank Thomas0504
Reviewed 11 September 2017

Took the tour of this piece of the past and enjoyed it very much. Great to see someone's foresight to preserve this interesting and unique part of yesteryear. The volunteers have done a great job putting the pieces back together again. Our guide was very...More

Thank sam154980
Reviewed 30 August 2017

Twenty seven of us took the tour (they knew we were coming) of this 'last one of it's kind' steamship. It was built in Scotland, which would guarantee that it would never 'tip'. It's a huge part of our Ontario history, and many people don't...More

Thank Mike D
Reviewed 23 August 2017

It took us 2:20hrs to get from Whitby to Midland, but worth the trip, there is only 1 restaurant in town, not a bad place, service is a bit slow but I think they may have been short handed. The Ship was very impressive, built...More

Thank Christine L
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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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