Ontario Canoeing & Kayaking

Paddling Adventures in Ontario's Lake Country

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 outdoor adventure.

Algonquin Highlands Starburst icon representing membership level: Gold+

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 $34 per day.

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20130 Hwy 35
12km south of the Town of Dorset
, ON  


(705) 766-9033




Algonquin Park Adventures with Voyageur Quest Starburst icon representing membership level: Gold+

Voyageur Quest Moose and Canoe


Voyageur Quest specializes in guided 3- 7 day Algonquin Park canoe trips. Led by expert guides, our Algonquin Park canoe trips feature amazing wildlife viewing opportunities, fantastic back country cuisine and spectacular campsites. Our 3 and 5 day canoe trips are ideal nature based vacations for people of any level of wilderness canoeing experience.

Practice no trace camping as you hike and paddle into Algonquin Park. Campsites are selected for their location and scenic views overlooking the clear freshwater. 2, 3 and 4 person tents are organized according to your group size. Feast on gourmet back country meals incorporating fresh local ingredients. Dietary requirements? No problem. Let us know and we’ll take care of the details. Voyageur Quest guides are unique and the reason why the Canadian Tourism Commission selected Voyageur Quest’s Algonquin Park canoe trips as a Canadian “signature experience”. Our skilled outdoors men & women ensure your canoe trip is an adventure of a lifetime.

Voyageur Quest’s Algonquin Park canoe trips are convenient as we provide all-inclusive (just bring your toothbrush!) trips every Monday and Friday from June to the end of September.  Drive to our Canoe Basecamp at Algonquin access point # 1 or take our shuttle from downtown Toronto.


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Round Lake
Algonquin Park Access Point #1
South River, ON  P0A 1X0



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Mattawa River Resort Starburst icon representing membership level: Gold+

Mattawa River Resort

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.

Ontario’s Lake Country Starburst icon representing membership level: Gold+

Ontario's Lake Country Paddling Routes

Experience Ontario’s Lake Country Scenic Waterways

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. 

Learn more at www.paddlelakecountry.com

The Lodge at Pine Cove Starburst icon representing membership level: Gold+

This romantic resort is made up of a spectacular 6,500 sq. ft. main lodge and seventeen exquisite cottages nestled on 3,000 feet of waterfront between picturesque Wolseley Bay and Pine Cove. The cottages, ranging from studios to 1, 2 and 3-bedrooms, are all stylishly designed and finely appointed with handmade carpets from Persia and Mexico and private screened-in porches with magnificent views. Each cottage is equipped with handcrafted wooden furniture, super comfy king or queen-sized bed, fine linens, en-suite shower and toilet (some with copper soaking tub), log stove, charming tea pot and cups, coffee-maker, microwave, refrigerator, and outdoor BBQ grill. Immerse yourself in private luxury with the finest loose-leaf teas, East African coffee, and natural healing soaps. Experience a distinctive resort where a gourmet breakfast basket complete with freshly baked croissants is delivered to your cottage door in the morning — and the talented chef and kitchen will prepare for you a menu of delights to appease your appetite until well after dusk. Or enjoy beautiful, well-stocked cottage kitchens and cook your own or mix and match to your heart’s desire. You’ll never run out of outdoor activities to try during your stay at The Lodge at Pine Cove. Whether you enjoy canoeing or kayaking on the historic French River or in the tranquil waters of Pine Cove, swimming, picnicking, exploring the most beautiful sections of the river aboard our water taxi, or hiking on the varied trails to observe, paint, or photograph wildlife and the hush of nature, there is something for everyone! Lively history tours, guided kayaking or canoeing, fishing, and boating are all here for the asking. Start planning your own French River getaway at The Lodge today.

The Lodge is best known for its peace, tranquility and soft adventure set in a stunning setting on the French River, a system of lakes that stretch for miles around the lodge and are virtually undeveloped.

Wye Marsh Starburst icon representing membership level: Gold

Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre Canoeing & Kayaking

From May to October Wye Marsh offers one hour guided canoe or kayak tours.  Each tour is led by a Wye Marsh naturalist and will offer guests the best opportunity to see the wildlife that call Wye Marsh home.  Often spotted on the tours are Midland Painted Turtles, Green Frogs and Red Winged Blackbirds.  Be sure to keep your eyes open for Green Herons, Trumpeter Swans, River Otters and the rare Blue-Green Frog. 

While on tour guests will also learn more about the history and ecological significance of Wye Marsh, as well as tidbits and trivia about the natural world around us. To see our tour schedule please visit us online at www.wyemarsh.com/guided-canoe-tours

For visitors that want to experience more of Wye Marsh, there are our three hour ecotours that take guests well beyond the limits of our walking trails and provides guests with the best opportunity to see wildlife and fully explore the beauty of Wye Marsh. 

Tours are led by Wye Marsh naturalists and will be sure to entertain and delight you with tidbits and trivia about Wye Marsh and the plants and animals that reside in it. 3 hour ecotours must be booked in advance.

To book your ecotour please visit www.wyemarsh.com/canoe-kayak-ecotours

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16160 Hwy 12
Midland, ON  L4R 4K6


(705) 526-7809



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Algonquin Bound Inn Starburst icon representing membership level: Silver

Algonquin Bound Inn Algonquin Park

Found minutes from Algonquin Provincial Park’s West Gate and Huntsville Ontario, we provide clean, comfortable, lakeview rooms and suites from which to base your Algonquin Park adventure from. Our affordable rates, friendly service and modern conveniences allow you to explore the park by day and enjoy a warm bed at night.

Algonquin Bound Inn is the last stop before the park and is set on its own private bass lake providing all guests with a chance to see waterfowl and beavers. Moose also frequent the area and the property. Located onsite, the full service Algonquin Bound Outfitters West Gate store is found in a historic log structure. One of the first buildings built along Highway 60, it has long been a convenient service stop for visitors to Algonquin Provincial Park.

Rates starting at $99 a night.

GO Paddling Muskoka Starburst icon representing membership level: Silver

Greater Opportunities Paddling Excursions

Greater Opportunities, or “GO”, is located in Bracebridge, in the heart of Muskoka. We specialize in canoeing and kayaking day trips ranging from 4-6 hours in length and overnight expeditions. Our mission is to provide new and unique experiences to all age groups, while conducting high-quality, fully customizable excursions.We focus on high-quality trips in the outdoors and strive to achieve this in many ways. All of your equipment and food are provided as well as a fun guide that comes along. What’s more, we also allow our furry canines to come along for the adventure so they don’t have to be left behind.

Hop in a boat today and join us on one of our day trips or overnight adventures!

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Muskoka, Algonquin, Haliburton & Georgian Bay ​, ON  





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