A century ago, Canadian Pacific chose Port McNicoll as the
southern terminus for its Great Lakes Passenger and Cargo Fleets.
Here, they built one of the largest ports on the Great Lakes with
a magnificent mile-long deepwater slip that would cost hundreds
of millions to build today. It was a golden age of adventure travel
with graceful ships, elegant staterooms and white glove service.
But by 1965, the days of the steamship had ended and CP closed
and preserved the Port. And time stood still in Port McNicoll,
waiting for today’s Renaissance to begin.