Monday, October 10, 2016

Set Sail for Fall Colours

Muskoka Steamships & Discovery Centre offers daily excursions, capped off by Thanksgiving Cruise October 10

GRAVENHURST, Ontario – add blue to this fall’s colours – as in blue water, a prime location to view the splendour of the changing leaves.  Muskoka Steamships & Discovery Centre is running daily cruises on the Muskoka Lakes, offering a unique vantage point for the beauty of autumn in Ontario.

“The scenery is truly spectacular at this time of year,” says John Miller, President of Muskoka Steamships & Discovery Centre.  “Our captains will sometimes adjust the route to get the best viewing, but really, anywhere you look is a dazzling array of colour – often doubly so because it is reflected off the water.” 

Muskoka Steamships & Discovery Centre’s daily schedule includes lunch cruises as well as 2-hour and 1-hour sightseeing excursions, every day from September 15 until October 11.   Your cruise ticket gives you free admission to the Muskoka Discovery Centre that has many interactive exhibits that explore the region’s history, culture, aboriginal stories and the importance of water as Canada’s greatest natural resource.

This year marked the 150th anniversary of steamship service on the Muskoka Lakes.  The R.M.S. Segwun and Wenonah II have been packed all summer, offering passengers a unique way to experience the fun, romance and history of the Muskoka Lakes.

“It’s been a terrific summer, and we know Mother Nature has an even more glorious show in store for the fall,” adds Miller. “We often add extra tours each day, as steamships have become a very popular way to see the changing leaves.”

Back on land, the newly re-named Muskoka Discovery Centre (MDC), which is celebrating its own 10th anniversary this year, has a variety of exciting new exhibits.  Among the first-time exhibits in the MDC is the “Canadian Waterscapes” travelling exhibit from the Museum of Nature in Ottawa.

To close the season, on Monday, October 10, the R.M.S. Segwun – North America’s oldest operating steamship – will host a special Thanksgiving Cruise, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  

For more information about Muskoka Steamships & Discovery Centre cruises, daily schedules, and interactive and educational exhibits, please visit Follow them @RMSSegwun or ‘like’ them on Facebook

About Muskoka Steamship & Historical Society
Muskoka Steamship & Historical Society is a membership based not-for-profit registered charitable organization which owns the R.M.S. Segwun, Wenonah II, Wanda III Steam Yacht, and manages the Muskoka Discovery Centre. The Society’s vision is that the "Muskoka Steamship & Historical Society will be a leader in demonstrating the culture and heritage of the Muskoka region and its contribution to Canada by presenting compelling, entertaining and educational experiences, attractions, and events."

For more information, please contact: 

Erika Navarro
Communications Coordinator
63 Church Street, Suite 203 | St. Catharines, ON, Canada | L2R 3C4 Direct905.346.1230  Cell: 905.650.4027  F: 905.682.7481E:

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