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).

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 
info@wabakimi.com

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 
vwp@vwp.com

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

Kenora Canoe and Kayak Rentals

Green Adventures 
(807) 407-8683 
806 River Dr, Kenora, ON P9N 1J8 
info@greenadventures.ca

The Hardwear Company 
(807) 468-1226 
106 Main St S, Kenora, ON P9N 1S9 
info@hardwearco.com

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 
paddlin@goldseekers.net

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 
info@naturallysuperior.com

Elliot Lake Canoe and Kayak Rentals

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

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 
islandhomeoutfitters@outlook.com

Sudbury and Area Canoe and Kayak Rentals

Horizons Adventures 
(705) 866-6069 
28 Sleepy Hollow Rd, Whitefish, ON P0M 3E0 
info@horizonsadventures.ca

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

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

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 
paddle@killarneyoutfitters.com

Killarney Kanoes 
(705) 287-2197 / 1-888-461-4446 
1611 Bell Lake Rd, Killarney, ON 
mike@killarneykanoes.com

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

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 
hartleybay@xplornet.com

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 
info@frenchriver.com

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 
canoe@algonquinnorth.com

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

Algonquin Canoe Company 
1-866-889-9788 
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 
info@temagamioutfitting.ca

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

bow shot of a woman paddling a canoe downriver between steep rocky walls
Algonquin Provincial Park is one of the most popular paddling destinations. Source: 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 
info@algonquinbasecamp.ca

Canoe Algonquin 
(705) 636-5956 
1914 Hwy 518, Kearney, ON 
gocanoe@canoealgonquin.com

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

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 
info@voyageurquest.com

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

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 OutfittersWest Gate, Madawaka, Barron Canyon 
(613) 637-5508 / 1-800-704-4537 
5280 ON-60, Dwight, ON P0A 1H0 
info@algonquinbound.com

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 
georgianbay@swiftcanoe.com

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 
thedetourstore@gmail.com

two people kayaking at sunset
Paddle into the sunset. Source: 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 
tub@thorncrestoutfitters.com

Cedar Grove Cottages 
(519) 596-2267 
134 Cameron Lake Rd, Tobermory, ON N0H 2R0 
info@cedargrovecottages.com

Collingwood Canoe and Kayak Rentals

Georgian Triangle Outdoors 
(705) 293-4420 
9405 Beachwood Rd, Collingwood, ON L9Y 3Z1 
info@gtoutdoors.ca

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

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

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

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 
sojourn@csolve.net

Freedom Outdoors 
(705) 309-8815 
16 Highland Drive, Utopia, ON L0M 1T0 
utopiapaddlesports@hotmail.com

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

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 
info@algonquinhighlands.ca

Peterborough and Kawarthas Canoe Rentals

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

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 
info@trailheadkingston.ca

Ahoy Rentals 
(613) 549-4277 
21 Ontario St, Kingston, ON K7L 2Y2 
andrew@ahoyrentals.com

1000 Islands Kayaking Co 
(613) 329-6265 
110 Kate St, Gananoque, ON K7G 2M5 
kayaking@1000ikc.com

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 
niagarakayakrentals@gmail.com

Welland Community Boathouse 
(289) 673-1540 
108 Thorold Rd, Welland, ON L3C 4K3 
boatrental@welland.ca

Toronto Canoe and Kayak Rentals

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

Toronto Adventures 
(416) 536-2067 
9 Old Mill Rd, Etobicoke, ON M8X 0A5 
info@TorontoAdventures.ca

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

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 
info@torontoislandsup.com

iPaddle Adventures 
(416) 553-4067 
Balmy Beach, Toronto, ON, M4L 1B8 
ipaddleadventures@gmail.com

Paddle Pirates Toronto 
(416) 518-8566 
112 Hubbard Blvd, Toronto, ON M4L 1B8 
info@paddlepiratestoronto.com

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 
jenifer@oceahoceah.com

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 
christie@conservationhamilton.ca

Hamilton Canoe and Kayak Rentals

Beach Marine 
(905) 545-4745 / 1-877-727-9053 
1127 Beach Blvd, Hamilton, ON L8H 6Z9 
real.108@hotmail.com

two people kayak past sculpted rocks and trees
Explore places you can only access with a paddle. Source: Destination Ontario

Southwest 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 
info@grandriverrafting.ca

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

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 
sales@otterpaddle.com

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 
info@rivercanardcanoe.ca

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

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

Plan Your Paddling Trip Now

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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