Province/Territory: Ontario

The Grand Summer Homes of Millionaires Row

  • 1887 steamship
  • 04-hour lake cruise
  • 15-room cottages

You step aboard the R.M.S. Segwun—the oldest operating coal-fired steamship in North America. The haunting steam whistle sounds and the Segwun backs away from the dock. Down below, the coal-fired engines churn and chug, powering the majestic Segwun gracefully through the water’s of Ontario’s premier summer playground until you arrive at your destination—Millionaires Row.

The captain reduces the ship’s speed to allow for better viewing of these palatial summer homes. Many boast 15 bedrooms with opulent boathouses and staff quarters. As you sit down to lunch in the ship’s Royal Muskoka Salon, complete with crisp linens and fine china, you can’t help but wonder what a summer spent on Millionaires Row would be like.

Why you should visit
  • Explore cottage country from a time before there were highways.
  • Set sail on the oldest steamship in North America and “step back in time” to the romance and nostalgia of Muskoka's past.
  • Marvel at the extravagant, opulent summer homes of the elite.
  • Visit the Muskoka Boat & Heritage Centre and tour state-of-the-art exhibits that explore the rich history of the steamships, wooden boats and luxury hotels that helped define Muskoka as Ontario’s premier summer playground for decades.

Weather

Visitor information
When to go
  • Set sail anytime May through October.
  • The summer months are typically the busiest, so it's recommended that you book in advance.
  • A springtime cruise can be a little chilly up on deck. Naturally the summer months present the ideal temperatures for taking in the scenery from the outdoor viewing areas and, for boating afficionados, it's also the best time to see a wide variety of watercraft passing by. Fall brings your steamship voyage an added bonus--fiery reds, oranges and golden yellows--as the autumn colours put on a shoreline show.
Need to know
  • The steamship sails rain or shine.
  • Snacks, sandwiches and full service bar onboard.
  • Lots of free parking on the wharf.
Getting Here