PWC Riding in the North Channel

A perfect ride for new and experienced users alike

For those of you that have ever wondered if personal watercrafts are for you, here are some reasons why you might consider PWCs in the future.

This past summer, a personal watercraft tour of the North Channel was in full swing, as inexperienced and experienced riders took to the water on the new Sea-Doo and Yamaha Waverunner line-up. The crew of six met up with experienced riders to get their take on the North Channel experience by PWC.

Riders Tim and Diane Vandersall spent a total of six days riding the northern shore of Lake Huron and highly recommend it to all adventure seekers. Known as the famous North Channel, this 226-km stretch reaches from Killarney to Sault Ste. Marie and offers some of the best freshwater riding in the world!

Check out this video, as Tim and Diane talk about the awesome experience they had!

Using a personal watercraft to navigate the North Channel allows riders to get closer to the beauty that the area has to offer. With the Canadian Shield as a backdrop, the North Channel is a boaters’ paradise as the shorelines are filled with ideal rest stops such as marinas, gas docks, restaurants, and parks. 

The area is also heavily occupied with navigational buoys, which is great for boaters that are unfamiliar with the area.  There are several marinas in the communities lining the North Channel that can provide the provisions you may need.

Craig and friends riding in the North Channel.
About Craig Nicholson—The Intrepid Cottager

Popularly known in the summer as “The Intrepid Cottager,” Craig Nicholson is a freelance journalist, writer and communications consultant who specializes in motorized recreational activities, including personal watercraft. As an avid Sea-Doo rider, Craig logs over 100 hours and 3,000 kilometres (1,800 miles) on the water most summers on many waterways in Ontario and Quebec. His one-of-a-kind Intrepid Cottager website features his Sea Doo tour articles, PWC riding tips, product reviews and comment.

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