Canoeing Kayaking and Stand-up Paddling Ontario

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Canoeing, Kayaking and Stand-Up Paddling

With over half a million lakes and rivers, and thousands of kilometres of coastline, it is fitting that Ontario means ‘Shimmering Waters’.

Stand-up Paddling

Stand-up Paddling (SUP) is a newly emerging paddling trend with origins that have a long history in surfing communities. Outfitters across the province are now offering SUP gear and lessons. Catch a wave on Lake Superior with Naturally Superior Adventures. Paddle the beautiful flat waters of Haliburton Highlands, Muskoka, Kawartha Lakes and Algonquin with SUPnorth. Learn to SUP at one of the many Surf and Stand Up Paddleboard Schools in the GTA, Eastern Ontario and Guelph area.

Canoeing and Kayaking

Embark on a guided or fully outfitted canoeing or kayaking adventure. The types of paddling excursions you can experience are as varied as the scenery you’ll see along the way.
Discover why the Georgian Bay has the best sea kayaking in the world. Take a BIG trip to paddle with caribou on the Slate Islands, Lake Superior or try a train, plane and canoe wilderness trip to Wabakimi Provincial Park, one of the world's largest wilderness paddling areas. 

Why not start or end your paddling adventure with a relaxing stay at one of Ontario’s many lodges or resorts? Don't leave your best friend at home, take your dog to one of our many pet friendly vacation spots where they can enjoy a pampered or "ruffstic" paddling vacation too. 

Watch this paddling videoread stories and articles on Best Places, Short Getaways, Essential Skills and more. Start planning your next Ontario paddling trip.

Man and women canoeing in front of waterfalls


Real wilderness, real easy! Explore the Agawa River, Algonquin Provincial Park, Madawaska River and more. Guided canoe adventures are an easy, no hassle and safe way to go paddling in Ontario’s wilderness. Everything is supplied - the canoes, tents, food and more. Top notch guides add great value with excellent care, lessons and knowledge of the area.  

Couple in a canoe taking photos.


Canada’s national river conservation program promotes, protects and enhances historically important waterways.