Canoeing and kayaking are two of the most sought after water sports by many outdoor enthusiasts and novices. Many of the Ontario resorts and campgrounds have canoes and kayaks available for use by their visitors for a great Ontario spring, summer and fall outdoor adventure.
Free Canoe & Kayak Rental
With the Madawaska River and Algonquin Provincial Park right at your doorstep you can choose from a variety of activities to help you enjoy your stay. Take an exhilarating kayak or canoe adventure down the Madawaska River which opens up to Rapid Bay Lake. Rapid Bay Lake is a 5 km long remote wilderness lake.
Kayaks or canoes are provided FREE of charge at the Adventure Lodge. The semi-private lake is 5 km long and very peaceful.
Exclusive log cabins and cottages all with king beds and wood fireplaces, TV with blu-ray player and A/C. Limited number of cabins with fireplace and double Jacuzzi.
Your stay includes:
- FREE Daily Breakfast a’la carte
- FREE Daily Served 3-Course Dinner
- $$ ZERO Corkage Fee. BYOW & BYOB to Save lots more money.
- FREE Daily use of Firewood for Fireplace
- FREE Daily ALGONQUIN PARK Pass. Perfect for hiking on Algonquin Trails.
- FREE WIFI access in Main Lodge.
- FREE Daily use of Kayaks & Canoes.
Where Adventure Awaits!
- Haliburton Highlands Water Trails – Frost Centre and Poker Lakes
- Backcountry Camping, Canoeing and Kayaking
- 38kms of Hiking Trails, Hundreds of kms of ATV trails
- Canoe rentals
- Excellent fishing for Trout, Bass and Whitefish
- Dorset Scenic Lookout Tower – Best view of Fall colors in the highlands!
- Ontario’s only full size historic Log chute
Backcountry waterfront campsites $12 per night/adult.
Brand new super lightweight Swift Kevlar Canoes from $38 per day.
May Algonquin Canoe and Hike Adventure, from $525
Algonquin Log Cabin
Come enjoy the May long weekend in Algonquin Park at the Algonquin Log Cabin. During your stay you will canoe for moose, hike to forest lookouts and relax in the sauna. This fully inclusive package includes Chef Nikoline ‘s tasty meals, cozy log cabin accommodation and the services of a wilderness guide.
Best in Canada Signature Experiences
Our Algonquin Park Canoe Trips are a “best of Canada”, Canadian Tourism Commission “Signature Experiences” that focus on wildlife, camping, outstanding gourmet meals, superior guides and memorable campsites. Our guided programs are what make our Algonquin Park Canoe Trips and lodge adventures stand out. Award-winning learning vacations showcase the best of Algonquin Park’s seasons and regional culture. Wake with the sun and paddle in search of moose and enjoy back country gourmet meals cooked over a fire.
Algonquin Park Lodge-Based Trips, which feature canoeing, hiking and wildlife interpretation, take place out of 2 of our Algonquin eco-lodges: the Algonquin Log Cabin and Algonquin Cottage Outpost. Both are located at the Northwest corner of Algonquin Provincial Park.
More immersive of an experience, the Log Cabin takes you on 3 days of beautiful hikes, paddles and more all with the interpretation of our incredible guides. The cabin, which can host up to 12-16 guests, features a massive, stone fireplace, a wood-fired sauna, 2 decks and unique, guided excursions.
The Algonquin Cottage Outpost offers more personalized relaxation time with options guided tours, extra canoes/paddles and catered meals at our Outfitter. Fitting up to 15 guests, the Cottage Outpost is ideal for larger groups looking for a relaxing getaway in the sun and water.
Our Algonquin Island Retreat, a tiny private island with a cozy cabin with 360-degree views of beautiful Kawawaymog Lake, is the ideal escape for couples.
Voyageur Quest Outfitting provides canoe and kayak rentals, pre- and post-trip, lakeside accommodation, fishing equipment, full outfitting packages and convenient last-stop store to pick up whatever you forgot for your self-guided adventure. The Broken Paddle Patio offers tasty hot breakfasts and delicious dinners for before and after your adventure. Located at Algonquin Park Access Point #1 on Kawawaymog (Round) Lake, Voyageur
If you are looking for a little more activity, then why not get out on one of our free rental canoes or kayaks to paddle about the lake for awhile. Stretching over 2 miles in length and home to several nice bays, you never know what will turn up around the next bay. Better yet, you can even easily link up with a series of three other lakes. After passing through the culvert onto Trout Lake, short portages are needed to continue south into Buch and Kulas Lakes. For the adventurous, this is a good day trip, while the area is riddled with fabulous canoe routes. Family raft trips and kayaking is offered at the Madawaska Kanu Centre, while all paddlers can take advantage of the services of Algonquin Bound Outfitters found nearby Algonquin Bound Outfitters.
Cedars of Lake Eugenia is a family oriented housekeeping resort on Eugenia Lake. We have traditional 2 bedroom cottages, and modern 3 bedroom Lakefront chalets located right on the beach facing the west (for a perfect sunset!). Each unit has a fully equipped kitchen including microwave, LED TV, gas BBQ, private fire pit and deck.
Winter with Style
There is no place like Lake Eugenia and the Beaver Valley in Winter. Close to skiiing, caving, snowshoe hiking, snowmobile trails, and much more! If you have never been to this part of Ontario, now is the time. All of our Cottages and Chalets are fully equipped with kitchens, Gas BBQ’s, your own fire pit and fireplace. We are just 30 minutes from Blue Mountain Village and all that Georgian Bay has to offer. Pack the car, leave the watch at home and come and make some new memories!
Come see what Clear Lake Village has for you.
Situated on beautiful Clear Lake, the resort is located just minutes from Bala, Port Carling and Gravenhurst. The resort was first established in the early 1900’s, strategically located on the Sandy Bay of what was then known as Torrance Lake. Today, resort visitors continue to enjoy the same sparkling, spring-fed lake, known for its crystal clear waters, hard sand bottom and great bass fishing.
The resort property includes 11 well-kept cottages, spread over 12 beautiful forested acres and built in the classic Muskoka tradition. At the waterfront, a natural sand beach is great for swimming and sand castles. Rent our fishing boat, or take one of our complimentary non-motorized boats out for a tour of the lake. Enjoy a game of beach volleyball on our large sand court and let the kids play at the playground. Our fully fenced sports court provides for further activity – choose a game of tennis, basketball or floor hockey. Enjoy the Aquaglide Water Trampoline. Bounce, walk the plank or just sit back and relax and enjoy some family fun. Weekly movies are shown on our large outdoor movie screen.
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Full-Service 5 STAR Rustic Resort & Spa with 70 staff.
1st Class Gourmet Dining & Breakfast in bed.
Stables, Water Sports, Tennis, Trails, Bikes.
11 Cabins and 35 Junior Suites, All Waterfront.
All Cabins & Suites with Private Hot Tub on a Private Deck.
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Summer activities including canoeing and kayaking.
A Weekend of Art & Algonquin Adventures
September 21-23, 2018 | From $379*/person for two nights, based on double occupancy.
Follow the footsteps of legendary artist Tom Thomson! Re-create a Tom Thomson painting and paddle on Tom’s cherished Canoe Lake in Algonquin Park.
Two-night package includes:
- Two nights shared accommodation
- Breakfast buffet Saturday and Sunday
- Friday welcome reception
- Saturday guided canoe trip in Algonquin Park. Picnic lunch and transportation from the resort to the park included.
- Saturday afternoon painting class with glass of wine
- Sunday morning Group of Seven Outdoor Mural tour
Imagine floating on a pristine, private lake in a canoe, paddling in the sunshine, listening to the loons and the wind in the trees. It’s like a whole new world where your cares melt away! Pack a picnic and enjoy time with your partner where time stands still.
Have you always wished to try canoeing or kayaking but just have never had the opportunity? At Footprints Resort, all of our non-motorized water craft are inclusive in your vacation package, so hit the lake, grab a life jacket and get out there!
We have several kayaks and canoes, as well as standing paddle boards, a row boat and a pedal boat so we have something for everyone who wants to get on the water! Footprints boasts a beautiful, clear, private lake surrounded by crown land, so you won’t encounter anyone else on our lake except our guests.
Paddle out to the floating dock where you can lay in the sun, use the diving board and water slide, or expend some energy on the water trampoline.
Want more of a challenge? Bring along your own canoe or kayak and strike out to a larger, neighbouring lake for hours of paddling fun and return to our resort to relax in the hot tub, feed your hunger and enjoy the company of other guests around our nightly campfire.
However you enjoy time on the water, make Footprints Resort your base camp.
Vacationing with your family at a Greystone is a terrific way to spend time together, and create many fond memories that will last a lifetime. Ideal for family getaways, Greystone is a family-friendly Ontario retreat that offers all the joys of a cottage country vacation, along with plenty of activities to keep everyone entertained, whether your stay with us is for a few days, or a few weeks.
Fishing in Ontario is what Marten River is famous for and that’s still true today. It should be fun, productive and exciting. You will find packages with this in mind and are they are proud to offer you comfortable, fully-equipped, quality boats and motors, all bait, gas, fish finders, live wells, landing nets, maps to where the fish are, life jackets, and safety kits.
Designed for the serious fisherman, our Pro Camp 16 FT Starcraft boats are professional grade and were ordered with you in mind. They offer room, flexibility, dependability and convenience for you and your group – very comfortably accommodating 3 adults. Paired with our 30 HP ES motors, you have plenty of power to move you and get you to the action without compromise.
With 15 available lakes to choose from, including four self-guided main lakes, your Ultimate Outdoor Adventure can be whatever you want it to be. And the best part is that the guides do most of the work for you. Guests on the All-Inclusive American Plan automatically get one guided trip to Wicksteed Lake during their stay. Complete with shore lunch, this is by far our most popular adventure. Others choose our Deluxe Fishing Package which gives them a guided trip to a different lake every day! Choose our Ultimate Deluxe Package and you’ll also enjoy a Fly-in Fishing Day Trip among your daily adventures.
arten River Lodge, in keeping with its long tradition of providing sportsmen and outdoor enthusiasts with The Ultimate Outdoor Adventure, now offers fly-in fishing day trips to remote lakes in northern Ontario and aerial sight-seeing charters over Temagami.
Guided UTV and ARGO tours available exclusively to guests. We use new, top-of-the-line Honda UTV’s that are fully automatic with 4-wheel and can carry up to 4 passengers and driver or our 8-wheel drive ARGO that and can carry up to 3 passengers and driver. UTVs are comfortable and easy to ride in. The ARGO is a little rougher but if you’re up for the challenge, it can go where no other machine can go – and, it’s amphibious!
Marten River Lodge, in keeping with its long tradition of providing sportsmen, families and outdoor enthusiasts with The Ultimate Outdoor Adventure, is now offering aerial sight-seeing charters and the opportunity for guests to see the spectacular beauty of the Temagami region by air!
Kids young and old can find lots to do at Marten River Lodge, no matter what the weather may have in store. Hiking, beach & waterfront fun, camp fires, basketball, horseshoes, sunsets and fun local attractions nearby.
The Near-North: one of Canada’s best-loved eco-tourism destinations, renowned for its pristine waterways, sprawling woodlands, and abundant wildlife… Mattawa River Resort continues the great tradition of Canadian hospitality in a natural setting that is unmatched in the opportunity to experience the wonders of nature and the many flavors of local culture.
The Upper Ottawa River between the town of Temiskaming Quebec and Deep River Ontario is an untouched paddling route that can be paddled in its 190km entirety or broken up into any number of shorter trips. The Upper Ottawa is rich in history with its fur trade and logging past. Visits to historic sites and hiking trails are numerous allowing you to stretch this trip if time allows. Modest currents and relative protection from the wind allows experienced paddlers to easily cover 40km in a day.
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Guided Canoe Ride with the Free Spirit Tours
$50 + accomodation
Join Free Spirit Tours for a one hour guided canoe tour on the Nottawasaga River. Transportation included.
Your Package Includes:
- Guided tour
- Use of Canoe
Canoe, kayak or stand up paddleboard! Choose from 10 amazing paddling routes, find local paddling outfitters and see the best paddling getaways. Ontario’s Lake Country’s assets are plentiful, and none are more perfect than its shimmering lakes, rivers, and streams. In fact, some of the best paddling opportunities, recreational boating and water sports in Canada can be found here. Ontario’s Lake Country is Orillia & Area’s Four Season Playground! It is one of Ontario’s most picturesque regions with radiant lakes and rivers and an array of activities for all to enjoy year round. We are located just one hour north of Toronto, on the shores of Lake Simcoe and Lake Couchiching and along the Trent Severn Waterway.
Enjoy a fun-filled yet relaxing getaway at one of Ontario’s premier lakeside resorts in the heart of the world famous Muskoka – Georgian Bay lake district. Located in a quiet sheltered cove on the northern shores of Gloucester Pool, part of the historic Trent Severn Waterway, the resort encompasses over 700 meters (2000 feet) of pristine shoreline and over 100 acres of property. The views are breath taking, and it is difficult to believe that the greater Toronto area is only a short 90 minute drive.
Our crystal clear sparkling waters, rugged shorelines with granite rock outcroppings, hundreds of islands with windswept pines, and abundant wildlife will simply take your breath away. It is meant to be enjoyed in pure silence, and there is no better way to discover our nature than in a kayak or canoe. Severn Lodge packages include the use of our kayaks and canoes, along with pedal boats and stand up paddle boards. For those more adventuresome paddlers, guided day trips can be enjoyed at the nearby Wye Marsh Wildlife Center.
The resort features:
- Accommodation in a lake view room or suite
- Delicious meals
- Use of lodge’s recreation facilities including an outdoor swimming pool & whirlpool spa, sandy beach & lake swimming, waterpark featuring a 25’ water trampoline, water slide & climbing pyramid
- Canoes, pedal boats, stand-up paddle boards, mountain bikes, 100 acres of wooded hiking trails, tennis, basketball, volleyball, shuffleboard, fishing, and games room
- Terrific fishing in Gloucester Pool
- Summertime water-skiing & tubing, and evening entertainment
- Outboard boat & jet ski rentals
- Daily maid service
- Auto parking & baggage handling
- Nearby (extra charge) there is a full service spa, championship golf courses, horseback riding, picturesque lakeside villages with shopping, historic attractions, live summer theatre, boat cruises, and more!
Severn Lodge also has several cottages & suites with kitchens where guests can do their own cooking.
Severn Lodge has been family owned and operated for nearly a century, and is dedicated to providing the highest standards of hospitality, comfort, and personal service.
Call 1-844-877-6112 for details or visit our website at www.severnlodge.com
Canoeing & Kayaking Getaways at Sunbeam Bungalows
Sunbeam Bungalows Family & Fishing Resort is sheltered under tall pines on beautiful Callander Bay, Lake Nipissing, with a shoreline full of interesting features for those who love to take to the water in a canoe or kayak. Make your way over to Wasi Falls, out to the islands at the entrance to the bay or over to the cranberry marsh on the north west shore. If you are in the mood to explore, enjoy quiet times on the peaceful lake, and appreciate the natural beauty around you, this is the place! You’ll enjoy the comfort and privacy of staying in one of our clean, fully-furnished, fully equipped, spacious housekeeping cottages– they include digital cable, 32” flat screen TV/DVD, Wi-Fi, BBQ with propane, picnic table and fire bowl for a cozy outdoor camp fire. In summer, relax on our long white sandy beach; enjoy great swimming; stretch out on lounge chairs on our lakeside deck. If there are other outdoor activities you like to enjoy, we can supply details on golf courses, horseback riding, scenic trails, lake cruises and more.
AN ASADO FEAST ON THE BEACH
Do you want to relax in great company and eat delicious food right by the water?
Join us for a mouth-watering Argentinean Asado at The Lodge at Pine Cove. Our Chef will delight in grilling “Carne a Las Brasas” — a selection of Ontario Lamb and other meats grilled for seven hours over an open fire — with salads, sauces and of course a scrumptious Argentinean dessert. Watch a spectacular sunset and a sky full of stars after dinner while enjoying the company of new friends during this family-style al fresco meal. Don’t miss this delicious banquet!
Bring a guitar, flute or other musical instrument — or just bring yourselves and enjoy this unique occasion.
Please book ahead. $55 per person / $25 for children up to the age of 12
GUIDED CANOE TRIPS
Are you intrigued by what the fur traders and Voyageurs experienced during their early expeditions? Explore the French River as they did so many years ago with our ORCKA-certified canoe guide to take you there. These trips are ideal for any level paddler with your expert guide to provide cultural and natural history information — and teach or review paddling techniques along the way. The French River is unique in that the current is not noticeable either upstream or down, and rapids can easily be avoided, viewed from the shore, or quickly portaged. The perfect venue for both beginner and experienced paddlers. Book a private trip and set your own pace and agenda in advance or as you go. All necessary gear is provided. A scrumptious gourmet picnic lunch is included on full-day trips. On half-day trips, book a Lodge lunch, picnic lunch, or 3-course dinner before or after your adventure and regale us with tales of wildlife sightings and your discoveries.
After enjoying the delicious hamper breakfast that’s delivered to your door, saunter over to the beach where your guide will meet you to embark on your French River paddling adventure.
To book, please call for availability well in advance of the day you’d like to go.
From $240 for two.
Groups of up to eight can be accommodated, please enquire about pricing.
Additional costs may be applicable if booking our water taxi for drop-offs/pick-ups and if booking lunch and/or dinner.
LUNCH & VOYAGEUR TIME
Enjoy a delicious lunch on our screened in porch overlooking the French River and then board our water taxi to enjoy an easy walk to Five Finger Rapids, one of the loveliest spots on the French River.
En route, Skipper Alex will bring alive the fascinating history of when the Voyageurs plied these waterways.
Lunch at 12:30pm, tour departs from our main dock at 1:30pm, returns at approximately 3:30pm.
To book, please call for availability or register at our Front Desk in advance of the day you’d like to go.
$48+HST/person (Lodge lunch & tour)
$35+HST/person (tour only)
Spring, Summer and Fall
The possibilities are endless! From Victoria Day weekend to Thanksgiving enjoy
complimentary equipment: canoes, kayaks, row boats, pedal boats, hydro bikes and wind surfer!
Enjoy the Hot tub year round!
Path of the Paddle
Carve a paddle through the still waters on Margaret, Dan, Horse, and McEwen Lakes. On this full day guided canoe trip you will discover the backcountry beauty of the Highlands, practice your paddle strokes, portage a canoe, learn some canoe tripping tips and visit a canoe builder who crafts birch bark canoes. This trip is well suited to the novice and experienced canoeist.
Canoe Like a Canadian
Paddling a canoe is a truly Canadian experience. In this half day introduction you will learn the basics – strokes, techniques, and safety – and go for a shoreline paddle to practice your new found skills. Suitable for beginners and those looking to improve under the guidance of an expert certified instructor. Bring your canoe or rent one.
Algonquin Bound Inn is the last stop before Algonquin Provincial Park’s West Gate providing easy access to all of the Highway 60 corridor access points. Our full service Algonquin Bound store provides all the canoe, camping and fishing equipment you need to explore Ontario`s premier canoe tripping park. With competitive rates and knowledgeable staff, we can plan your trip or simply outfit you with the equipment available. You can also find Algonquin Provincial Park exclusive souvenirs and memorabilia.
Algonquin Bound Inn guests can take advantage of our Canoe Rental Special when booking in advance. Visitors will also find a full range of fresh take away food including salads, sandwiches and wraps as well as desserts and snacks. Algonquin Bound specializes in delivery service so your canoe will be waiting for you at your next Algonquin Park canoe adventure.
We offer comfortable housekeeping cottages with fireplaces. Ski or snowshoe our 20 km of groomed trails from your door. Snowmobile trail access is easy and we have fuel on site. 20 minutes to all the trails and activities at both Arrowhead and Algonquin Prov. Parks. Rates vary and are PER COTTAGE. For example a 2 bedroom cottage for the weekend (up to 5 people) would be $660.00 A couples rate of $160.00 per night, (two night minimum) is also available mid week as space permits. A great way to spend a romantic night in front of a fireplace with a bottle of wine! Some nights you can hear the wolves howling to each other if you step outside.
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Reserve a Holiday Unit or a Campsite in Haliburton Forest
With so much to do, Haliburton Forest has made it easy for you to stay on-site. Whether visiting in the summer or winter, every activity and amenity is at your fingertips, allowing you to explore, discover and experience this 100,000 acre property.
Stay at accommodations originally used by 19th century loggers – now refurbished as cozy holiday units. With 12 fully furnished, self contained vacation rental units available, it’s ideal for couples, families or groups who plan to spend quality time with each other and the forest.
For spacious campsites and tranquil accommodation, look no further than Haliburton Forest. Every campsite sits directly on the water, giving you the seclusion of wilderness camping with the convenience of car camping on a private, waterfront site.
Winter: Wolf Centre, Dog Sledding, Ice Fishing, Snowmobiling
Spring: Wolf Centre, Lake Trout Fishing, Hiking, Canopy Tours
Summer: Wolf Centre, Mountain Biking, Bass Fishing, Hiking, Canopy Tours, Camping, Corporate Retreats
Fall: Wolf Centre, Mountain Biking, Lake Trout Fishing, Canopy Tours, , Camping, Guided Experiences, Corporate Retreats
Let us welcome you to Muskoka! Our quiet, family-oriented resort offers 5 clean, comfortable cottages and a 2 storey-Duplex cottage that is perfect for family or friends who travel together but still want their own private space. Enjoy amenities such as satellite TV, high-speed wireless internet, propane BBQ, marshmallow social nights at the campfire, large playground, free use of canoes/kayaks, all sand beach, 4 piece baths, full kitchens and linens provided. We have organized a Summer Events Calendar for your enjoyment – try your hand at Archery and experience our unique version of hockey! Contact us to reserve your cottage!
View our Accommodation and Rates: Self Catering 2 and 3 Bedroom Cottages and Duplex.
Come and relax in the tranquility of cottage country. Enjoy FREE rental of our kayaks, canoes and SUP boards to paddle the beautiful Twelve Mile Lake.
Relax on the sundeck, cruise the lake in a canoe, enjoy the exceptional area cuisine.
Enjoy ATVing, fishing, cruising on Twelve Mile Lake and other outdoor activities
September 16 – April 30
Weekly, from $500-$715 | Night, from $80-$135
May 1 – September 16
Weekly, from $630-$950 | Night, from $100-$170
Our clean lakefront units make for a comfortable stay for almost any family/group size. We are the perfect destination for a family & fishing vacation – beach with floating raft, ping pong table, pool table, badminton, beach volleyball, fire pits, playground for smaller kids, 45min hiking trail, pet friendly. The 60km long waterways & surroundings of the Pickerel River are inviting you to explore, enjoy & relax.
Wye Marsh offers the opportunity to discover the secrets of a wetland with the assistance of our dynamic naturalist staff. Look for life in the water during a guided canoe adventure or dip net from accessible boardwalks. You can enjoy the grace of the magnificent Trumpeter Swans,
North America’s largest waterfowl. Feed chickadees from your hand, spot wetland and woodland birds along easy-access trails and tour the interactive display hall (all handicapped accessible). There is always something fun and interactive to do in every season; maple syrup harvest in spring, family programs all summer and many special events such as Wye Marsh Rhythms Festival in September. In winter the Marsh offers cross-country skiing on more than 22 km of beautiful groomed and track-set trails. Join us for a snow shoeing trek on 10KM of picturesque hiking trails.
CANOE & KAYAKING AT THE WYE MARSH
Wye Marsh interpreter guided canoe and kayak tours are great way for family and friends reconnect with themselves and nature.
Enjoy weekend guided tours of the marsh by canoe or kayak.
Tours are approximately 1 hour in length and cost $8.00 per person with admission..
Please note that our kayak dock is currently under repair and we will not be able to offer kayak tours. Additional canoe tours will be offered in place of kayak tours.