Ontario Canoe and Kayak Clubs on Facebook

When you can’t be out on the river or lake, you can still immerse yourself in a community of like-minded paddlers.

Solo paddling isn’t without its charms. But most of us who call ourselves paddlers appreciate being part of a larger community of like-minded people. There are dozens of Ontario-based Facebook paddling clubs. Joining one could be your entry into regular group paddles, seeing new areas and meeting new people. Or it could simply start the glow of a daily dose of inspiration and interaction.

Ontario Canoe and Kayak Clubs on Facebook

For a daily dose of inspiration that isn’t Ontario-specific, check out the Church of the Double-Bladed Paddle, Addicted To Whitewater, View From My Canoe and Paddling Magazine.


Put the network to good use, and you can connect with people in your area, forge links in places you will be visiting all across Ontario, and find the best outfitters to help you get geared up and plan your adventure.

About Ian Merringer

After studying journalism at King’s College in Halifax, Ian Merringer started a freelance journalism career that has included a stint as the editor of Rapid, Canoeroots and Adventure Kayak magazines (now combined to become Paddling magazine). Over the last 20 years, he has written for the Globe and Mail newspaper and Canadian Geographic, Paddling, Ski Canada, Explore, Outdoor Canada and Ontario Nature magazines. He’s won multiple National Magazine Awards and lives in Toronto and has two canoes in his garage and another under his porch.

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