The SS Keewatin

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The SS Keewatin
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Saturday
11:30 PM - 11:45 PM
About
As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, S.S. Keewatin will not reopen to visitors in 2020. Updates will appear here. S.S. Keewatin is the world's last Edwardian passenger steamship. Constructed in 1907, five years before TITANIC, in Govan, Scotland, this 350 foot, 8 million pound treasure was built for Canadian Pacific and helped cement the Canadian Federation. She worked for 57 years, carrying people and materials from Southern Ontario to the top of Lake Superior, returning with 1600 tons of grain. Now repatriated to her working post, 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. Guided Tours start every half hour from 10am: the last complete tour of the day starts at 3:30pm. 60 min Upper Decks tour $15.00; 30 min Engine Room tour $7.50; 90 min Combination tour $20.00; 30 min Wheelhouse tour $10.00. Children under 16 are admitted FREE with Adult Accompaniment. NOT wheelchair accessible.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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InspiredTraveller12
Toronto, Canada104 contributions
Oct. 2019
The story the ship is wonderful and very well explained in the guided tour. It is definitely like a walk in the history; roaming in the hallway, checking out the rooms, seeing the kitchen and the dining hall. One can imagine the crowd and all the hustle, bustle once the ship had.

My kids enjoyed the engine room the most; the big piston and the mechanism how it actually works.
Written July 20, 2020
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Marco C
Toronto, Canada96 contributions
Oct. 2019 • Couples
We found this exhibit last minute and decided to visit. The ship itself is beautiful and warrants a return visit during the history tours. The haunted tour was more of a tour and show put on by the local high school drama club. It was interesting but there was no actual story to it. They need more explanation so you stay interested. We will return for the day tour because the ship warrants it. We would also like to explore port mcnichol.
Written October 22, 2019
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Marilyn L
Oakville, Canada3 contributions
Aug. 2019
The tour is just the right length of time and is good for families and couples, or singles at a reasonable cost
Written September 23, 2019
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FrankieB57
Alloa, UK24 contributions
Sep. 2019 • Couples
On ac3?week Canada tour, came accords this by accident. It was fascinating, a window into history. The guides were knowledgable, and interesting.

Definitely worth a visit!
Written September 17, 2019
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Lawonridge
New Smyrna Beach, FL295 contributions
Aug. 2019
Not to be missed -- the story of this 100+ year old steam ship that cruised the great lakes with passengers and cargo is just fascinating!! Now back in its original home port, it is in the process of being lovingly renovated. The main gathering areas as well as several of the staterooms are so well done with genuine articles from the past. Our tour guide was amazing telling many stories about people who sailed with the ship. She even demonstrated the engine, a portion of which they have been able to actually get running. It is evident throughout that this ship is well loved by people who are restoring it.
Written September 15, 2019
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Ra H
Ajax, Canada29 contributions
Aug. 2019
Very well organized and detailed guided tour, step back into history

Very nice and in detail restored to what a mighty ship of its day SS Keewatin was.
Written September 14, 2019
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Trail789410
7 contributions
Sep. 2019
What a pleasant surprise! This ship is so well done inside with genuine articles from the past. Our tour guide was amazing. She made the S.S. Keewatin come alive with the personal stories she has collected from visitors who had a personal connection with the ship. It is evident that this ship is well loved by people in the area and holds many fond memories! My only regret is that my mom could not go aboard because it is not wheelchair accessible.
Written September 13, 2019
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George I
Kimberton, PA4 contributions
Aug. 2019
I would definitely plan the 1 & 1/2 hour tour and visit to this old steamship which is the same age as the titanic would have been
Written September 13, 2019
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Greg and Barbara
3 contributions
Jul. 2019
We were on a three day road trip with friends when we visited the SS Keewatin. Of all the places we visited this was the highlight along with the Big Chute.The gentleman who was our guide was very knowledgeable about this ship from its beginning to where it’s docked now. The restoration being done is amazing and how fortunate to have so many original items for this project. We will visit again to see the progress being made.
Written September 9, 2019
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Odyssey765870
8 contributions
Jul. 2019
There is a over the top attempt to create interest in this vessel by using the word Titanic. The only thing they share is the same builder. With all the marketing and tour they always mention Titanic. Should try to have the tour on its own merits and history and not that of the Titanic. The vessel has some nice views and the guided tour informative aside from the Titanic stuff included. A great deal of stuff (mementos) to purchase including Titanic souvenirs far too much emphasis again on Titanic.
Written September 4, 2019
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The SS Keewatin is open:
  • Sat - Sat 11:30 p.m. - 11:45 p.m.