Upper River Expedition

Kingston to Upper Canada Village and Return
4 nights, 5 days
Starting at $2096 CAD per person

Our Upper River Expedition is tailor-made for those passengers who want to experience the full beauty and history of the Thousand Islands. Your cruise vacation will depart from Kingston, Ontario to cruise and thoroughly explore the picturesque Thousand Islands before continuing east past Brockville. Cruising downriver past Prescott, you will encounter the first lock in the St. Lawrence Seaway system at Iroquois, Ontario. The Seaway Control Dam here stretches from the Canadian to the American side of the St. Lawrence River and this dam regulates the water depth throughout the Seaway to Montreal. Beyond Iroquois, as you journey towards Morrisburg, Ontario you will pass over the “Lost Villages” of the Seaway en route to historic Upper Canada Village.

Highlights of this Cruise: This cruise is an excellent chance to witness opulent summer homes, scenic bays, and intimate island passages. With additional stops at the 1000 Islands Heritage Museum in Gananoque, Fulford Mansion in Brockville, and Fort Wellington in Prescott, this cruise vacation is full of the colonial history of Upper Canada and the Thousand Islands.

Kingston to Upper Canada Village and Return

Overnight Ports

1000 Islands Anchorage
Brockville
Upper Canada Village/Morrisburg
Ivy Lea

Schedules

July 23, 2024 - July 27, 2024
Aug 8, 2024 - Aug 12, 2024
Sept 22, 2024 - Sept 26, 2024
Oct 15, 2024 - Oct 19, 2024
Oct 19, 2024 - Oct 23, 2024
Oct 19, 2024 - Oct 23, 2024
May 11, 2025 - May 15, 2025
June 7, 2025 - June 11, 2025
July 15, 2025 - July 19, 2025
Aug 19, 2025 - Aug 23, 2025
Sept 21, 2025 - Sept 25, 2025
Oct 2, 2025 - Oct 6, 2025
Oct 18, 2025 - Oct 22, 2025

Attractions

In Alphabetical Order

Thousand Islands Bridge

1000 Islands

This cruise will take you to witness the island paradise and natural and man-made charm of the archipelago.

1000 Island Boat Museum

1000 Islands Boat Museum

The 1000 Islands Boat Museum is a hands-on Museum where history becomes something that can be touched, built, and experienced. The Museum includes a Boatbuilding Shop, an Activity Center, and Exhibit Galleries.

Thousand Islands Heritage Center

1000 Islands Heritage Museum

On Gananoque’s waterfront there’s a grand Victorian building designed in the tradition of the late 19th century two storey “grand cottage”. This museum is dedicated to interpreting the history, geology, ecology, and culture of the 1000 Islands region.

Fort Wellington

Fort Wellington

The first Fort Wellington was built during the war of 1812 high above the St. Lawrence River at Prescott. The second Fort Wellington, still standing today, was built as a result of the Upper Canada Rebellion of 1837-38. Today, Fort Wellington is a national historic site, and is now administered by Parks Canada.

Fulford Place Mansion

Fulford Place Mansion

The Fulford family donated the Mansion and its opulent decor to The Ontario Heritage Foundation in 1991. Contained within this 35 room Mansion is a diverse and elegant collection of original furnishings. Step back into a more spacious and gracious setting and enjoy some of the refinements that some of our most distinguished dignitaries once enjoyed.

Seaway Locks

Seaway Locks

All locks on the Seaway are similar in size. In width they are 80 feet; the depth over the sill is 30 feet; and the length - that is breast gate to fender - is 766 feet. Ships can be raised or lowered from 45 feet to 49 feet depending on the season of the year.

Upper Canada Village

Upper Canada Village

Upper Canada Village is a living museum community that recreates the life, work, and development of the early settlements along the upper St. Lawrence River valley. It is representative of rural eastern and Upper Canada from 1784 to 1867 when agriculture was fundamental to the province's existence.