For the first time this year, the famed replica, canal boat "The Volunteer" will once again be taking guests on a transformative journey up and down a one-mile stretch of Illinois' most foundational man-made waterway, the Illinois and Michigan Canal!
In accordance with the governor's rulings, the I and M Canal Corridor Assoc. resumed giving these fun family-friendly living history tours on July 11th. Now, for the remainder of the Summer, two tours will be offered every Saturday, one lasting from 11AM to noon and another from 1PM to 2PM.
In order to do their part in preventing the spread of COVID-19, the canal boat's new weekly tours will also feature diminished capacity, mandatory face coverings, and plenty of social distancing.
Looking for a dining option away from crowds? You can order a boxed lunch from the Lock 16 Cafe and Visitors center for a small up-charge to your tour, perfect for picnicking along the banks of the canal after your voyage!