Discover Canadian Canoe Culture



Canada was born on the water. And the humble canoe is the icon that binds Canadians to nature, to each other, and to our cultural heritage. Ontario has amazing paddling routes for every kind of adventure. Which one is right for you?

Serene Routes

Paddle the waters less travelled

Do you want to really get away from it all? Take a fly-in, train-in, or paddle-in backcountry trip or stay at a wilderness lodge. Learn More >

Exhilarating Routes

Are you up for the challenge?

If you're looking for a genuine adrenaline rush, try one of these thrilling whitewater canoeing, kayaking, and rafting adventures. Learn More >

Cultural Routes

Experience timeless traditions

Interested in learning more about Canadian Canoe Culture? Discover trips with Indigenous teachings, Arts in the Wild, or paddle like a Voyageur. Learn More >

Escape from the noise of today's technological world. Discover yourself while you discover Ontario's culture. Connect with your family, friends and nature. See iconic wildlife—moose, beaver, bears, otters, and more. Listen to sounds of loons and wolves while you sleep under a blanket of stars or at a cozy wilderness lodge. Ponder the past, live in the present.

Watch the Award-Winning Documentary

This evocative documentary film captures the human connection and the remarkable bond created by Canada's well-known craft and national symbol, the canoe. It explores how the canoe can be a vessel for creating deep and meaningful connections. It is a true reflection of what the Canadian Canoe Culture looks like today.

The paddling experience has expanded beyond the canoe to include kayaking, rafting, and stand-up paddleboarding (SUP). Connecting the beauty of our landscapes with physical exercise and spiritual well-being, there's nothing more Canadian than exploring by paddle.

And here in Ontario, there's so much to explore.