Where to Find Canoe and Kayak Rentals In Ontario

Here's the most complete listing of canoe and kayak rental shops in Ontario.

For many paddlers, renting a canoe or kayak at a destination makes great sense. New paddlers can try a canoe rental or kayak rental to see if they like the sport. Often seasoned paddlers find it is easier to get canoe and kayak rentals in Ontario at remote locations than to transport their own from home.

The incredible diversity of waters to explore in Ontario calls for a variety of watercraft best suited to each location. Venturing into Algonquin Park? Hundreds of small lakes and portages favour those travelling by ultralight canoe. Headed onto the open waters of Georgian Bay? Wind and waves are best tackled in touring kayaks with watertight hatches. Local outfitters offer excellent equipment and trip planning services.

Whether you rent or buy, you’ll need to learn and practice basic paddling safety skills like strokes and rescues before setting out. Visit Paddle Canada to find a course or certified instruction provider near you. Taking a course is also a great way to meet other paddlers in your area.

Canoe and kayak paddlers in Ontario will need to have a few pieces of mandatory safety equipment on board—always check with your outfitter that your rental includes these items, or bring your own:

  • a Canadian Coast Guard-approved personal floatation device (PFD) for each person
  • a whistle (all PFDs should come with one included); paddle(s)
  • 15 metres of buoyant throw line
  • a bailer or pump
  • a watertight flashlight (if your canoe or kayak is over six metres long, or if you’ll be paddling before sunrise or after sunset).
For many paddlers, renting a canoe at a destination makes great sense. Photo: Destination Ontario.

Rental rates for partial days average between $25 and $35 per boat for two to four hours. Expect to pay between $40 and $65 per canoe for Ontario canoe rentals and around the same price per kayak for Ontario kayak rentals, for a full day. Many outfitters offer reduced daily rates for weekend and weeklong rentals. Remember that rates will vary with the type of boat and geographic location.

Renting is a great way to explore Ontario’s waterways without having to deal with the storage and transportation hassles of boat or board ownership. If you've heard about some of the amazing paddling routes in the province but don't have a canoe or kayak at the moment or just want to try out something new and see how it suits you, there are plenty of friendly outfitters who can help. But instead of googling “find a canoe rental in Ontario” or “what kayak rentals Ontario outfitters offer”, just check out the list below.  

Northwest Ontario

Thunder Bay Canoe and Kayak Rentals

Wilderness Supply
(807) 684-9555
244 Pearl St, Thunder Bay, ON P7B 1E4

Sleeping Giant Provincial Park
(807) 977-2526
R.R. 1, Pass Lake, ON P0T 2M0

Wabakimi Canoe and Kayak Rentals

Wabakimi Canoe Outfitters & Ecolodge
(807) 708-4080 / (807) 583-2626
Frontier Trail, Hwy 527, Armstrong, ON P0T 1A0

Atikokan (Quetico) Canoe and Kayak Rentals

Quetico Provincial Park
(807) 597-2735
ON-11, Atikokan, ON P0T 1C0

Voyageur Wilderness Programme
(807) 597-2450
Voyageur Island, Nym Lake Rd, Atikokan, ON P0T 1C0

Canoe Canada Outfitters
(807) 597-6418 / 1-877-597-6418
300 O’Brien St, Atikokan, ON P0T 1C0

Kenora Canoe and Kayak Rentals

Green Adventures
(807) 407-8683
806 River Dr, Kenora, ON P9N 1J8

The Hardwear Company
(807) 468-1226
106 Main St S, Kenora, ON P9N 1S9

Red Lake (Woodland Caribou Provincial Park) Canoe and Kayak Rentals

Goldseekers Canoe Outfitting
(807) 727-2353 / 1-800-591-9282
75 Forestry Rd, Red Lake, ON P0V 2M0

Algoma Country

Wawa Canoe and Kayak Rentals

Naturally Superior Adventures
(705) 856-2939 / 1-800-203-9092
10 Government Dock Rd, Wawa, ON P0S 1K0

Elliot Lake Canoe and Kayak Rentals

Adventure North
(705) 261-0349
2 Westview Crescent, Elliot Lake, ON P5A 2B2

Many outfitters offer reduced daily rates for weekend and weeklong rentals. Photo: Destination Ontario.

Northeastern Ontario

Manitoulin Canoe and Kayak Rentals

Manitoulin Wind & Wave
(705) 210-0914
10221 ON-540, Kagawong, ON P0P 1J0

Island Home Outfitters and Adventure Sports
(705) 377-4433
6130 King St, Mindemoya, ON P0P 1S0

Sudbury and Area Canoe and Kayak Rentals

Horizons Adventures
(705) 866-6069
28 Sleepy Hollow Rd, Whitefish, ON P0M 3E0

Fox Lake Lodge & Spanish River Outfitters
(705) 919-2607
AE83 Fox Lake Road, Levack, ON P0M 2C0

Agnew Lake Lodge
(705) 869-2239 / 1-877-299-6098
847 Agnew Lake Rd, Webbwood, ON P0P 2G0

Laurentian University Outdoor Centre
(705) 675-1151 ext. 1023
935 Ramsey Lake Rd, Sudbury, ON P3E 2C6

Killarney Canoe and Kayak Rentals

Find a Killarney canoe rental for backcountry tripping or a kayak rental for exploring Georgian Bay. 

Killarney Outfitters
(705) 287-2828 / 1-888-222-3410
1076 ON-637, Killarney, ON P0M 2A0

Killarney Kanoes
(705) 287-2197 / 1-888-461-4446
1611 Bell Lake Rd, Killarney, ON

Widgawa Lodge & Outfitters
(705) 285-4966 / 1-800-562-9992
1047 Widgawa Road, Whitefish Falls, ON P0P 2H0

French River Canoe and Kayak Rentals

Plan your French River canoe trip now. Find your French River canoe rental below.

Hartley Bay Marina
(705) 857-2038
2870 Hartley Bay Rd, Alban, ON P0M 1A0

Grundy Lake Supply Post
(705) 383-2251
20395 Highway 522, Britt, ON P0G 1A0

The Lodge at Pine Cove
(705) 898-2500
1013 Hwy 528A, Noelville, ON P0M 2N0

North Bay and Area Canoe and Kayak Rentals

Algonquin North Outfitters
(705) 744-3265 / 1-877-544-3544
16 ON-630, Mattawa, ON P0H 1V0

Voyageur Quest Outfitting
(647) 478-2959 / (416) 486-3605
Algonquin Park Access Point #1, Algonquin Park, ON P0A 1X0

Algonquin Canoe Company
Long Sault Island, ON-63, Thorne, ON P0H 2J0

Restoule Provincial Park
(705) 729-2010
8818 Highway 534, Restoule, ON P0H 2R0

Temagami Canoe and Kayak Rentals

Temagami Outfitting Co.
(416) 835-0963
11 Lakeshore Dr, Temagami, ON P0H 2H0

Smoothwater Outfitters
(705) 868-6464
34 Smoothwater Rd, Temagami, ON P0H 2H0

Timmins Canoe and Kayak Rentals

Timmins Adventure Tours
(705) 268-8069
567 Pavillion Dr, Timmins, ON P4N 8L1

Algonquin Provincial Park is one of the most popular paddling destinations. Photo: Destination Ontario.

Algonquin Provincial Park

Explore Canada’s most famous provincial park. Find your Algonquin canoe rental below.  

Northeast & North Central Algonquin Canoe and Kayak Rentals

Algonquin Basecamp
(705) 783-2005 / 705-636-1616
15 Main St, Kearney, ON P0A 1M0

Canoe Algonquin
(705) 636-5956
1914 Hwy 518, Kearney, ON

Swift Canoe & Kayak South River
(705) 386-0440
281 Hwy 124, South River, ON P0A 1X0

Northern Wilderness Outfitters
(705) 825-0466
South River, ON P0A 1X0

Voyaguer Quest Outfitting
(647) 478-2959 / (416) 486-3605
Algonquin Park Access Point #1, Algonquin Park, ON P0A 1X0

Algonquin North Outfitters
(705) 744-3265 / 1-877-544-3544
16 ON-630, Mattawa, ON P0H 1V0

East Gate, Hwy 60 Corridor, West Gate and Barron Canyon algonquin Canoe and Kayak Rentals

Algonquin Outfitters Oxtongue Lake
1035 Algonquin Outfitters Rd, Dwight, ON P0A 1H0
(705) 635-2243 / 1-800-469-4948

Algonquin Bound Outfitters - West Gate, Madawaka, Barron Canyon
(613) 637-5508 / 1-800-704-4537
5280 ON-60, Dwight, ON P0A 1H0

Muskoka and Georgian Bay Canoe and Kayak Rentals

Algonquin Outfitters Huntsville
(705) 787-0262 / 1-800-469-4948
86 Main St E, Huntsville, ON P1H 2C7

Swift Canoe & Kayak Georgian Bay
(705) 538-0881 / 1-800-661-1429
3048 Mayhew Road, Waubaushene, ON L0K 2C0

Liv Outside
(705) 646-0492 / 1-866-646-0492
271 Ecclestone Dr, Bracebridge, ON P1L 1G4

Algonquin Outfitters Bracebridge
(705) 645-9262 / 1-800-469-4948
60 Manitoba St, Bracebridge, ON P1L 1S1

The Detour Store
(705) 342-1611
401 Hwy 559, Nobel, ON P0G 1G0

Paddle into the sunset. Photo: Destination Ontario.

Bruce Peninsula, Southern Georgian Bay and Lake Simcoe

Tobermory Canoe and Kayak Rentals

Thorncrest Outfitters (best kayak rental Tobermory)
(519) 596-8908
7441 ON-6, Tobermory, ON N0H 2R0

Cedar Grove Cottages
(519) 596-2267
134 Cameron Lake Rd, Tobermory, ON N0H 2R0

Collingwood Canoe and Kayak Rentals

Georgian Triangle Outdoors
(705) 293-4420
9405 Beachwood Rd, Collingwood, ON L9Y 3Z1

Blue Surf Paddle Boards and Kayaks
(705) 293-9322
209574 Highway 26, The Blue Mountains, ON L9Y 0T5

Free Spirit Tours
(705) 606-0867 / (519) 599-2268
236720 Grey County Rd 13, Heathcote, ON N0H 1N0

Blu Wave SUP
1-866-404-3155 / (705) 352-9283
818 Mosley St, Wasaga Beach, ON L9Z 2H4

Barrie and Orillia Canoe and Kayak Rentals

Find the best Lake Simcoe canoe rental places below as well as kayak and SUP rentals.   

Sojourn Outdoors
(705) 739-9694
31 Commerce Park Dr, Barrie, ON L4N 8X1

Freedom Canoe & Kayak
(705) 309-8815
9-112 Saunders Rd, Barrie, ON L4N 9A8

A Breath of Fresh Air Outdoor Sports
(705) 345-0814
140 Canice Sreet, Orillia, ON L3V 1Z6

Central and Eastern Ontario

Haliburton Highlands Canoe and Kayak Rentals

Algonquin Outfitters Haliburton
(705) 457-3737 / 1-800-469-4948
218 Highland St, Haliburton, ON K0M 1S0

Algonquin Outfitters Minden
(705) 286-1492 / 1-800-469-4948
12667 ON-35, Minden, ON K0M 2K0

Township of Algonquin Highlands Trails Office
(705) 766-9033
20130 ON-35, Algonquin Highlands, ON K0M 1J2

Peterborough and Kawarthas Canoe Rentals

Wild Rock Outfitters
(705) 745-9133
169 Charlotte St, Peterborough, ON K9J 2T7

Kawartha Adventure Rentals
Providing Kawarthas, Bobcaygeon, Balsam Lake and Peterborough canoe rental equipment and more.
(705) 559-7368

Kingston and Area Canoe and Kayak Rentals

Trailhead Kingston
(613) 546-4757
262 Princess St, Kingston, ON K7L 1B5

Ahoy Rentals
(613) 549-4277
21 Ontario St, Kingston, ON K7L 2Y2

1000 Islands Kayaking Co
(613) 329-6265
110 Kate St, Gananoque, ON K7G 2M5

Golden Horseshoe Ontario

Niagara and Area Canoe and Kayak Rentals

Niagara Kayak Rentals
(905) 328-1048
66-84 King St, Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON L0S 1J0

Welland Community Boathouse
(289) 673-1540
108 Thorold Rd, Welland, ON L3C 4K3

Explore Toronto's waterfront by kayak. Photo: Destination Ontario.

Toronto Canoe and Kayak Rentals

Harbourfront Canoe & Kayak Centre
(416) 203-2277 / 1-(800) 960-8886
283 Queens Quay W, Toronto, ON M5V 1A2

Toronto Adventures
(416) 536-2067
9 Old Mill Rd, Etobicoke, ON M8X 0A5

The Complete Paddler
(416) 255-6905 / 1-866-9-KAYAKS
919 Oxford St, Etobicoke, ON M8Z 5T3

The Boat House
(416) 397-5166
Centre Island Dock, Toronto, ON M5V 2H1

Toronto Island SUP
(416) 899-1668
13 Algonquin Bridge Rd, Toronto, ON M5J 2E5

iPaddle Adventures
(416) 553-4067
Balmy Beach, Toronto, ON, M4L 1B8

Paddle Pirates Toronto
(416) 518-8566
112 Hubbard Blvd, Toronto, ON M4L 1B8

Toronto Beach Kayak
(416) 629-6040
Boardwalk, Toronto, ON M4L 1B8

Oceah Oceah
(647) 705-1975
1575 Lake Shore Blvd W, Toronto, ON M6K 3C1

Burlington Canoe and Kayak Rentals

Burlington Beach Rentals (SUP & kayak rental Burlington)
(289) 337-0808
1094 Lakeshore Rd, Burlington, ON L7S 1A7

Christie Lake Conservation Area
(905) 628-3066  / (905) 628-3060
1000 Highway 5 West, Dundas, ON, L9E 5E2

Hamilton Canoe and Kayak Rentals

Beach Marine
(905) 545-4745 / 1-877-727-9053
1127 Beach Blvd, Hamilton, ON L8H 6Z9

Explore places you can only access with a paddle. Photo: Destination Ontario.


Paris, Long Point and Guelph Canoe and Kayak Rentals

Grand Experiences 
Canoe and kayak rental for Long Point and Grand River
(519) 442-3654 / 1-888-258-0441
115 Grand River St N, Paris, ON N3L 2M4

Grand River Rafting Company
(519) 442-2519
31 Mechanic St, Paris, ON N3L 1K1

Cronmiller’s at the Bridge
(519) 586-7033
1002 George Ln, Port Rowan, ON N0E 1M0

Speed River Paddling & The Boat House
Speed River and Guelph Lake Canoe rental
(519) 822-5692
116 Gordon St. Guelph, ON N1H 4H6

London Canoe and Kayak Rentals

Fanshawe Conservation Area
(519) 951-6181
1424 Clarke Rd, London, ON N5V 5B9

Otter Valley Paddle Sports
(519) 688-7330
72 Vienna Rd, Tillsonburg, ON N4G 3C8

Otter Be Here
(226) 448-9179
54004 Calton Line, Aylmer, ON N5H 2R5

Windsor Canoe and Kayak Rentals

River Canard Canoe Co
(519) 734-8558
9350 Malden Rd, Windsor, ON N9J 2W6

Urban Surf Co.
(519) 790-8017
55 E Pike Creek Rd, Windsor, ON N8N 3S1

Pelee Wings Nature Store
(519) 326-5193 / 1-877-326-5193
636 Point Pelee Dr, Leamington, ON N8H 3V4


For many paddlers, renting a canoe or kayak at a destination makes great sense. If you are a new paddler, you can try canoe or kayak rentals Ontario outfitters offer to see if you like the sport. Rather than transporting your own gear to explore a destination, why not rent from a local outfitter. Start planning your trip now.

About Virginia Marshall

Virginia Marshall is a freelance outdoor adventure writer, photographer and editor with roots in Muskoka and Lake Superior. Read her work in Adventure Kayak, Canoeroots, Rapid, Paddling Magazine and Backroad Mapbooks.

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