Unforgettable Old Growth Forest, cultural heritage, sand beaches and clear water combine to make this a popular route, especially for first time visitors.
Canoeing is the quintessential way to explore Canada’s wilderness. With over 250,000 lakes and rivers, it is no surprise that Ontario is home some of the world’s most spectacular flat water and whitewater paddling routes and races.
The canoe is celebrated at many festivals and its significance is showcased at The Canadian Canoe Museum in Peterborough. For the best possible self-guided or guided experience, we suggest using a local expert outfitter who will provide specialized trip planning, high quality gear and exceptional tasty meals. Professional guides add much value by sharing their knowledge of wilderness canoe tripping, local history, ecology and more.
On remote northern epic expeditions in Wabakimi, Quetico, Woodland Caribou or Missinaibi River Provincial Parks, you’ll paddle through the timeless landscape of the boreal forest and see abundant wildlife like moose, bear and caribou. Classic, less remote, canoeing destinations like Algonquin, Temagami, Killarney, French River and Mattawa River are ideal for people with a little or a lot of wilderness canoeing skills. There’s no better way to start or end your adventure than in rustic luxury at a unique wilderness lodge or log cabin.
Named as one of Canada's 50 Places of a Lifetime by National Geographic, Quetico is the place to connect with nature and restore your soul. Fly in to a lake bordering the park then paddle for 6 days in tranquil wilderness.
Imagine … running over 20 sets of rapids and camping every night beside the roar of cascading falls and rapids. Few rivers can match the power, beauty and history of the Missinaibi, a Canadian Heritage River deep in the Boreal Forest.
This ultimate backcountry adventure begins with a floatplane ride deep into some of Canada's most remote and unspoiled boreal landscapes where you'll develop your canoeing and wilderness skills while learning about the ecology of the region.
Immerse yourself in the wild, untamed spirit of Quetico Provincial Park, world-renowned for its tranquil backcountry canoeing and angling. Start and end your 5-day wilderness paddling adventure at Voyageur Island Ecolodge.
Travel by train deep into the Wabakimi wilderness where your paddling adventure in the Boreal Forest begins. Canoe through fish filled pristine waterways. See elusive woodland caribou, Canadian moose, beavers, otters or wolves.
After an exciting floatplane ride, enjoy world-class wilderness paddling and fishing surrounded by the Boreal Forest while staying in comfort at Whitewater Lodge. Revel in the solitude and grandeur of this pristine backcountry.