Quality Hotel Champlain Waterfront
Travel Blogs from Orillia
... today except a road trip towards Algonquin reserve which is NE of Toronto and NW of Ottawa. We didnt quite make it and ended up in a place called Jackson Point near the town of Georgina. The hotel was marked as a Best Western in the satnav but on arrival it appears to have been recently sold to an Indian chap from Watford, yes, that Watford in Hertfordshire. He has help in the form of his friend from Potters Bar. So they tell me although everyone here when they hear ...
We left home about 2:30, an uneventful drive to Kathleen's. A nice visit and a smorgasbord for dinner, smoked salmon, salami, cheeses, tasty salads and chicken wings. Along with a couple of glasses of "Ménage et trios" California white, quite yummy! We booked a cab to take us to the Oshawa station in the ...
... amazingly fast because there are 2 tubs. One goes up, while the other comes down so boats can go up and down at the same time. The view from the top was amazing. From Kirkfield lock we traveled through the last of the man made channels on the waterway (so narrow we could almost touch the trees on both sides) to Balsam Lake. Balsam Lake is the highest point ...
On our seventh day we left our dock at Swift Rapids at 7:30 AM in order to get across Lake Simco and through the first lock in the canal on the other side of the lake. We were concerned about the weather on Lake Simco as we have read and heard that it can kick up and be treacherous quickly. The wind was about 15mph out of the west and waves 1-2 feet, but at an angle to our stern which made us roll a bit on the crossing. We did fine, though ...
... lock on the waterway with a lift of 47 feet. We stopped for the day, then, at the top of the lock at a very beautiful, remote and quiet dock/campsite for boaters. We’ll leave early tomorrow and see how far we’ll get.
It may be a while again before we are able to post. Stay tuned.
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking