With over 250,000 lakes and 62,000 miles of rivers in Ontario, it's no wonder we spend the summer months on the water. Here's what you need to know and who can help you get in on the fun!
A seasoned boater gives his tips on the province's best places to boat. With a breathtaking range of boating destinations, whatever your flavour, Ontario has something for you.
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Just over 400 years ago Samuel de Champlain explored the waterways in the province we now call Ontario. The voyageurs tirelessly pushed themselves to see every corner of the land, using the waterways as paths through the dense wilderness. On the anniversary of their first visit here, we offer a challenge to boaters who want to go further, see more, and who always need to know what's around that next bend. Are you sitting on shore, watching the boats go by? Or are you ready to discover Ontario?
Explore Ontario’s historic waterways and majestic lakes on a chartered tour or guided cruises. Or rent a houseboat for a totally unique vacation.
If you are operating your own boat or renting a vessel, get all the info necessary to get out on the water and have an amazing and safe adventure.
Experience the pure adrenaline rush that comes with jet skiing at full speed or the tranquility of boating across a clear blue lake as the sun sets. Discover Ontario’s 250,000 sparkling lakes and 100,000 kilometres of freshwater rivers.
Things you should know before you get out on the water.