The Best Canoeing in Canada

Looking for the best canoeing in Canada? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Canada. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top canoeing spots in and near Canada

  • Lake Louise, Alberta

    Hike to the Lake Agnes Teahouse

    4.8
    5 mi / 1300 ft gain
    Towering peaks, glaciated valleys and crystal clear water draws thousands of visitors a year to the shores of Lake Louise in Banff National Park. A short hike takes you beyond the crowds up to Lake Agnes, in a beautiful valley surrounded by jagged peaks and golden Larch trees. At the foot of Lake...
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  • Jasper, Alberta

    Explore Edith Lake in Jasper National Park

    5.0
    One of the warmer lakes in Jasper National Park, Lake Edith is a great spot to post up and spend the day hanging in the summer sun. It comes with fewer amenities than neighboring and more popular Lake Annette, so naturally you'll see slightly fewer people. It does come with a public dock, but rem...
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  • Whistler, British Columbia

    Hike Cirque Lake

    5 mi / 984.3 ft gain
    Cirque Lake can only be accessed by boating across Callaghan Lake. Start from the Callaghan parking/camping area and take your boat over to the lake. You must then paddle 2km all the way to the far end of Callaghan Lake. You will see a waterfall at the far end. The trailhead to Cirque Lake begins...
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  • Orford, Québec

    Canoe or Kayak at Lake Stukely

    Discover Lake Stukely beach, a magnificent supervised beach with clear water and equipped with a playground for children. Guaranteed pleasure for the whole family! On-site services: Snack bar, convenience store, boutique, boat rental, toilets). On site, you can rent canoe, kayak, pedalo, SUP padd...
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  • Whistler, British Columbia

    Relax at Alpha Lake Park

    1 mi
    Located in Whistler Creekside, Alpha Lake Park is one of Whistler's hidden gems. Just off of Lake Placid road on the North Side of the Highway, there is lots of parking in the parking lot, or it is accessible directly via the valley trail for walkers and bikers. To access, turn on to Lake Placid ...
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  • Parry Sound, Ontario

    Canoe to Georgian Bay in The Massasauga

    The Massasauga Provincial Park covers the islands and coastline south of Parry Sound, forming part of the globally significant Georgian Bay UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. It preserves the unique landscape of eastern Georgian Bay; clear blue water, towering pine trees and ever-present Canadian Shield b...
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  • Killarney, Ontario

    Paddle to the Devil's Door on the French River

    3.0
    French River Provincial Park is known for backcountry camping through its winding waterways and near-complete seclusion. There is lots of wildlife, great fishing, and stunning night skies to boot.  Set your GPS to the Hartley Bay Marina where you can park your car and pick up (or unload) your can...
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  • Boucherville, Québec

    Canoe or Kayak at Iles de Boucherville

    4.0
    5 mi
    The access is quite easy. You just have to take the exit for Ile Charon on the highway 20 and then you'll see pretty good information for the entrance of the park. To go at the boating renting point, you need to follow the direction for Iles Grosbois starting from the parking lot and the informat...
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  • Saint-Damien, Québec

    Camping on Lac Escalier in Parc national du Mont-Tremblant

    Looking for a lakeside campground surrounded by mountains, no cell service, and in eastern Canada? Look into Lac Escalier within Parc National du Mont-Tremblant. From the main entrance of the park it is about a 15 mile drive in on a winding road through the forest, half on pavement, and half on d...
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  • Mount Waddington D, British Columbia

    Kayak Camp Telegraph Cove, Johnstone Strait, and Broughton Archipelago

    4.0
    Starting in Telegraph Cove, a small former mill town now turned charming tourist destination, you can easily set out into the Broughton Archipelago Marine Park. BC's largest Marine Park has hundreds of islands dotting the waters that range from a small rocky bluff to a densely forest island with ...
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  • Kenora, Unorganized, Ontario

    Canoe and Camp on Dogtooth Lake

    4.0
    Located just East of Kenora, ON, Eagle-Dogtooth Provincial Park contains several peaceful lakes the makes the perfect setting to get away from society.  If approaching from the West on the Trans Canada Highway, take the exit right for Highway 71 to Fort Frances after passing Kenora.  If coming fr...
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  • Muskeg River, Alberta

    Camp at Pierre Grey's Lakes Provincial Park

    Visit a provincial park hosting three crystal clear lakes, four campgrounds, and a fair sized island to go out on and explore! The three lakes are perfectly suitable for canoeing and kayaking, as well as fishing. Desjarlais lake is stocked with Rainbow Trout, Moberly Lake is stocked with Brook Tr...
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  • Kirkfield, Ontario

    Canoe to Crooked Lake

    Queen Elizabeth II Wildlands Provincial Park is an undeveloped park with no maintained public facilities or services. The backcountry campsites are first come, first serve and non-reservable. It features rugged canoe routes through lakes and wetlands, and the wilderness section of the Ganaraska T...
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  • Whiteshell, Manitoba

    Canoe Camp the Caddy Lake Tunnels

    Start your trip by renting your canoe at either Green Bay Resort or Caddy Lake Resort, or if you know someone with a cottage on Caddy Lake, rent a canoe on ShareShed or from Winnipeg Canoe Rental and launch from your friend's cottage to save some money.  Once you have launched from your starting ...
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  • Victoria, British Columbia

    Paddle Victoria Harbour's Waterways

    Victoria Harbor located on the southwestern tip of Vancouver Island, British Columbia is the southernmost port in Canada. Enjoying a moderate climate year round, one will quickly see why it is also known as Canada's busiest port. Pleasure boats, water taxis, large car and passenger ferries, tugbo...
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  • Cocagne, Nouveau-Brunswick

    Kakak around Cocagne Island

    3.7 mi / 0 ft gain
    No official roads will bring you to Cocagne Island. To reach the shore, we suggest you dock your (own) kayak or canoe at Cocagne's Cormierville wharf situated about one mile from the island. First, head south toward Cocagne Island. Before leaving, check the tides to establish which route to take ...
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