Spotlight on Canada’s Capital Cruise: Navigating the Ottawa River

Canada’s Capital Cruise offers a rare opportunity to embark on a journey that seamlessly blends history, natural beauty, and modern convenience. In a season punctuated by only three voyages on the Ottawa River, this cruise stands out as a rare experience, allowing travelers to traverse the rustic and picturesque Ottawa River, which is accessible from the St. Lawrence River through the Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue locks for a limited time each year between June 22 and September 22.

One particularly captivating route is Canada’s Capital North Cruise, which travels from Kingston to Ottawa, a voyage that concludes directly below the iconic Parliament Buildings. Along the way, passengers are treated to the spectacle of passing through five Seaway locks, including two on the Ottawa River. Among these, the Carillon Lock and the accompanying hydroelectric dam stands out for it’s unique design and engineering significance, providing a glimpse into the river’s status as an economic resource going back to the early days of the country.

Passengers will start their cruise in Canada’s first capital Kingston, and from this point the journey unfolds like a historical narrative, moving through the Thousand Islands into Eastern Ontario, and culminating in the vibrant heart of the nation’s current capital. One key highlight of the cruise is a shore tour to Omega Park, consistently rated as one of our top three shore tours every year. Here, travelers have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the natural beauty of the region and view indigenous wildlife in their natural habitat.

Ease of travel is another key advantage of this expedition. Ottawa, serving as a central hub for rail and air travel, offers convenient access for travelers from near and far. With a plethora of hotels scattered throughout the city, finding accommodation tailored to individual preferences is a breeze, ensuring a comfortable and hassle-free experience.

Moreover, Ottawa blossoms into a vibrant destination during the summer months, offering a myriad of festivals, art galleries, and museums to explore. From the lively ambiance of outdoor concerts to the thought-provoking exhibits housed within the city’s cultural institutions, there’s something to captivate every traveler’s imagination.

In essence, Canada’s Capital Cruise presents a harmonious fusion of history, nature, and contemporary allure. Whether you’re a history enthusiast, a nature lover, or simply seeking a memorable adventure, this cruise promises an unforgettable journey through the heart of Canada’s capital region. Don’t miss your chance to embark on this exclusive expedition and uncover the treasures that await along the banks of the Ottawa River.

Simply dial 1-800-267-7868 to book your voyage or inquire about the schedule and rates for the upcoming season. For additional information, visit and start planning your journey towards tranquility today.