One of the nicest things to do here in Stratford, is to take the tour boat around the lake. It was one of the first activities we did when we moved here and plan to take it again in the autumn when the trees start turning colour. It’s not exactly “rolling down the river” but it is a nice, relaxing cruise!
You get the boat from Avon Boat Rentals -- it is right between the Lake and the public parking lot on York Street. So the dock is a little hard to explain where it is – but let me try. Obviously, they are down at water level at the west end of Lake Victoria. (Some people say it is part of the Avon River, but on maps, the Avon feeds in at the west end of Lake Victoria and continues after the east end of the Lake.)
At the west end of downtown Stratford, Ontario Street crosses Erie Street. One block north of Ontario Street is York Street, where you turn left to get to the Public Parking lot and Avon Boat Rental. It is a quaint little street that has small stores and cafes that are actually in the basements of the buildings facing onto Ontario Street.
At least I have some pics of the cygnets and I hope you enjoy them.