Over half a million lakes and waterways

With more than sixty-six percent of its terrain covered in forests and over half a million lakes and waterways, Ontario is a paddler's paradise.

Its provincial and national parks with their endless lakes, rivers, hills and wonderful landscapes offer endless opportunities for canoeing, kayaking, paddle boarding and rafting. 

Even better, many of these amazing waterways are just a short drive from urban centres, making them perfect for day trips or spontaneous weekend camping or lodge getaways.

It's time to do the things you have been dreaming about. It doesn't matter what you choose—just get out and explore. Plan your Ontario adventure now.




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Today, the experience has expanded beyond the canoe to encompass various forms of paddling. 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. Find great paddling adventures.

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Best Kayaking on Georgian Bay

Plan your next kayak trip.

10 Best All-Inclusive Canoe Trips

Go guided into the wilderness.

Quetico’s Best Canoe Routes

Expert advice for exploring Canada’s top canoeing paradise.

Paddling Vacations From Ottawa

7 adventurous trips for every type of paddler.

Songs About Canoeing

Kevin Callan shares his top 10 favourites.

Superior Paddling Routes

7 enchanting places to canoe and kayak on the greatest lake.

Canoe & Kayak Sault Ste. Marie

7 incredible paddling destinations near the Soo.

Philip Edward Island Camping Guide

The inside scoop on this Georgian Bay gem.

Kayak & Canoe Sudbury

9 incredible paddling destinations near the City of Lakes.

paddle the french

A Canadian Heritage River.

The Spanish River

Everything you need to plan your next canoe trip.

Best River Canoe Trips

Add these to your canoeing bucket list.

Best Lakes for Paddling

Explore Ontario’s pristine waters.

Paddling Getaways Near North Bay

Discover 7 stunning places to explore by kayak and canoe.

No Roughing It Here

Paddle, sleep and eat well at these comfortably wild lodgings.

Lake Superior Park’s Prettiest Lakes

7 gorgeous gems you need to paddle this summer.

9 Best Day Trips by Canoe and Kayak

Find out where to go and why you need to do this.

Temagami Canoe Trip Guide

Expert advice for paddling in paradise.

Skip The Crowds

18 Excellent Alternatives to Algonquin Park

Backcountry Beginners

Charleston Lake is a perfect park for you.