Visit us! Discover the world’s last British-built Edwardian-era passenger steamship!
Open Every Day from the Victoria Day long weekend to Thanksgiving Day, Tours start every half hour, 10:00 AM – 3:30 PM. Reservations are NOT required.
Gift Shop. Washrooms. Free Parking. Picnic Tables & Park.
Adult Group Tours and School Student Tours. (please contact us)
All visits to S.S. Keewatin are under the direction of our personnel. Tours are conducted in groups of up to 20 visitors per tour guide, and several tours may be in operation simultaneously. Tours are inherently a shared experience, and your cooperation is appreciated in helping us make yours pleasurable and informative for everyone. Tours may be revised while in progress to deal with circumstances as they arise.
The default language at S.S. Keewatin is English. Currently, Prearranged Group Tours may be provided in French, subject to the availability of a French-speaking Tour Guide.
* Not wheelchair accessible for tours. Vehicles, including walkers, are not permitted on tours.
* Keewatin is accessed via a 25.5′ (7.8m) steel ramp which has about a 7.5′ (2.3m) rise and a 17 degree pitch (June, 2018). The ship currently has a slight list.
* The standard Upper Decks tour includes ascending and descending two 13-step grand staircases, climbing one 10 rung ladder, and passing through two watertight doors and several narrow passageways.
* The standard Engine Room tour includes descending and ascending two lengths of 13 step steel staircase with a landing between them, and passing through two watertight doors and several narrow passageways.
For those who decide once onboard that a tour is not for them, there are displays on the Admissions Deck, including an impressive array of model ships, plus a library and a theatre showing a slideshow of highlights of the tours and a documentary telling the story of the repatriation of the ship, as well as a Gift Shop offering books and other souvenirs of the ship.
The ship is neither heated nor cooled. Please dress according to weather conditions.
For reasons of safety, neither babes-in-arms (literally: carried) nor infants in strollers or carriages should be brought on the ship: they are not permitted on tours. The use of chest or back carriers with infants is permitted on tours, as this leaves arms free for balance. “Kids are FREE!” applies to children 15 years of age and younger when accompanied by a responsible fare-paying adult. Our concern is behaviour and control rather than number: disruptive individuals and their attendants will be asked to leave the ship.
Visitors are not permitted to bring pets onto the ship or the adjacent parking pad. Pets are permitted, on a leash, with an Adult attendant, on the remainder our grounds, while others in the same visitor group visit the ship. There are three park-like (grassed and treed) areas with picnic benches suitable for this purpose. We do not provide water, drinking bowls, or waste containers: please cleanup after your pet.
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Learn the backstory of S.S. Keewatin. Her history is as rich as Canada’s past.
Make a day of it!
Just 90 minutes from Toronto, 45 minutes from Barrie, and 5 minutes from Midland, S.S. Keewatin is part of the GREAT DAYTRIPS active experience in the Heart of Georgian Bay.