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

    Top Kayaking Spots in and near Ontario

    • Windsor, Ontario

      Kayak to Peche Island

      Peche Island, a 100-acre island was purchased by Hiram Walker in 1883. Walker used the island for a summer place, and his buildings included a stable, large home, greenhouse, and icehouse. The property was sold in 1907. The City of Windsor acquired the land from the Province of Ontario in 1999. I...
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    • Nipissing, Unorganized, South Part, Ontario

      Kayak Opeongo Lake to Big Trout Lake

      There are multiple canoe and kayak routes throughout Algonquin park. The Opeongo Lake to Big Trout Lake is easily done in 3 days and a favourite of mine.Begin at Lake Opeongo Access Point. From there you can hire a water taxi to take you to your first portage (2.1km). The taxi is especially helpf...
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    • Unorganized Thunder Bay District, Ontario

      Camp at Sleeping Giant Provincial Park

      We drove into Marie Louise Lake Campground in the afternoon of the off season and found the campground office closed. Luckily for us, there is a pay kiosk that takes credit cards (bonus) so after we drove around to find a walk-up site we came back to pay for one night and then planned to talk to ...
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    • Beachburg, Ontario

      Whitewater Kayak on the Ottawa River

      Starting at a put in of your choice, you can descend the entire Ottawa River, several rapids and a choice of two channels, or you can simply play in a rapid of your choice for the day. There are numerous opportunities for fun - from beginner waves and smaller rapids on the Middle Channel, to worl...
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    • Buckhorn, Ontario

      Canoe Camp the Mississauga River

      We start the trip with a stop at the take-out spot, at the bottom . If we can, we will leave a car at the take-out. There is a nice toilet at the take-out, and a detailed map showing the route. https://goo.gl/maps/r3Zm51ueYhK2We then drive the other car ~20minutes or so, to the top put-in locat...
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    • Rainy River, Unorganized, Ontario

      Canoe the Sturgeon Lake Loop in Quetico Provincial Park

      50 mi
      Quetico Provincial Park, just north of Minnesota in southern Ontario, is the Canadian portion of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCA). Truly a wilderness area, the 1.2 million acre park has no roads, few trails, and allows in just a tenth of the visitors that canoe the BWCA to the sou...
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    • Killarney, Ontario

      Paddle to the Devil's Door on the French River

      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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    • Ottawa, Ontario

      Surf the Ottawa River at Bates Island

      To surf the wave, the first thing you need to do is check the water level of the Ottawa River at Britannia. We use the Water Office website for this information: https://wateroffice.ec.gc.ca/report/report_e.html?type=realTime&stn=02KF005Any primary water level above 59.00m is good to go. Belo...
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    • Kemptville, Ontario

      Kayak Tip to Tip on the Rideau Canal

      2.5 mi
      The Tip to Tip trail is the perfect location for a quick stroll, Kayak, or canoe. Located on a small quiet island called Burrits Rapids, Ontario, there is a small launch before a classic swing bridge for easy access to the water, in addition to a walking trail extending from one tip of the island...
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    • Unorganized South Nipissing District, Ontario

      Paddle Canoe Lake Loop in Algonquin

      16 mi
      This loop was a phenomenal trip for a beginner/intermediate canoe group. There are longer or shorter trips that can start in the same area, so get creative and draft a schedule that works best for your group! The Lakes: Beautiful and clear, quite deep. The paddling is mostly easy, although you ma...
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    • Thunder Bay, Unorganized, Ontario

      Kayak Onaman River to Lake Nipigon

      Starting at the Onaman River Resort, you can boat down river to the Northern inlet and drop kayaks to explore the many islands. You're also able to drive Ombabika Bay Road and put in at the bay. This like is absolutely secluded and produces the most beautiful lake trout and walleyes. I also spott...
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