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7 SURPRISING FACTS ABOUT THE HISTORIC TRENT-SEVERN WATERWAY

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| www.bayofquinte.ca | 1. It’s Called a Linear Park for Good Reason! – To cover the entire canal allow about a week for a one-way trip. Access the new Trent-Severn Waterway app | 2. The First Voyagers – Archaeological findings indicate First Nations groups utilized the waterways’ lakes and connecting rivers from at least 9000 B.C.E. | 3. The Canal That Almost Wasn’t – Started way back in the late 1700’s, the first wooden lock was built in 1833. The final construction took another eighty-seven years! | 4. The Arival of Tourism – Once the industrial revolution introduced the concept of leisure time to an eager and growing middle class, Victorian era folks started seeking outdoor rest and recreation along the waterway’s scenic shorelines. | 5. No Boat? No Problem! – Sailor? Landlubber? No matter your transportation choice, the Trent-Severn Waterway offers lots to see and do for travellers of all stripes. | 6. Ups and Downs – Did you know boats travelling the Trent-Severn waterway from Lake Ontario climb over 180 metres to the canal’s highest point in Kirkfield. | 7. What’s Your Hurry? – Loving the Trent-Severn experience? Consider staying a while. Lockage, mooring and camping permits can be purchased at all lock stations. | CHECK OUT MORE at – www.bayofquinte.ca |