More new PORTS editions on the way

Ports Georgian Bay, the North Channel and Lake Huron, 2020

Mar 26, 2020

Good news Boaters, two new PORTS Editions will be released this Winter 2020 in time for the 2020-2021 Boat Show season – PORTS Rideau Canal and Lower Ottawa River and the Trent Severn Waterway & Lake Simcoe 2021 editions.

The PORTS Guide – Georgian Bay, North Channel & Lake Huron met with applause at the Toronto International Boat Show in January and now the Canadian Yachting Media team is working to complete the Rideau Canal & Trent Severn Waterway Guides!

What’s new in these 2021 editions?

Almost everything:

• Completely updated editorial by leading industry writers
• New Android/Apple mobile app – free with every print purchase!  Upon purchase, the customer will be able to download the PORTS mobile app digital version of PORTS Georgian Bay onto a device of their choice.
• New Coffee Table Worthy look with same functional PORTS layout and spiral binding boaters love for ease of use.
• New boating photography courtesy of our photo contest winners.

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What’s still the same? This is the most authoritative guide available, indispensable to boaters who want to get the most of their experience.

Join the PORTS team

Here’s your chance to be part of the team! If you would like to submit photography* for the Rideau Canal & Lower Ottawa River or Trent Severn Waterway & Lake Simcoe please send to

Photography used for the cover and tabbed page dividers will receive: Enlarged print of the cover of the guide (Cover winner only). New copy of PORTS Rideau Canal 2020 Edition. Complimentary 1-year membership to America’s Great Lakes Cruisers Association. 1-year subscription to Canadian Yachting Print Magazine.

*Please note, photography submissions should be High Resolution, minimum 300 dpi.  Vertical photos work best but horizontal photos will also be considered.  Smartphone photos are not acceptable files.

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