Attractions & things to do for the kids in your life

Discovery Harbour (Penetanguishene)

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High energy

Past and present in the same boat

My son could hardly believe his luck when the guide invited him to dip the feather into the inkwell and write his name in the official register. From then on, he was hooked for the rest of the excellent tour. In the Sailor's Barracks, he could try one of the hammocks hanging one metre over his head. In the kitchen attached to the Commanding Officer's House, he pretended to make a pound cake. We visited one intimate interior after another and observed a wide range of artefacts from the daily life of the 19th Century. It took us a full 30 minutes to reach the outer limits of the site. After the tour, we explored two replica schooners, moored at the King's Wharf, on our own.

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