Looking at Lake Ontario from the gorgeous city of Toronto is one thing, but why not enjoy the skyline from the beautiful waters of Lake Ontario!?
Harbourfront Canoe and Kayak Centre has been offering families an amazing time out on the water for over 35 years. Here, you can enjoy tours, lessons and even just hire to enjoy your own time!
Whether it's kayaking, tandem kayak tours, perhaps you want to try canoeing or take on the big voyageur canoe excursions, there is something for you!
Did we mention you could even try stand up paddleboarding, and join kayak evening social paddles?!
What's great about taking time out in a canoe or kayak is that they can take you to places you can not get to by foot, car or motorboat! You can also enjoy a wonderful day or evening paddle away from the rush of city life.
Whether you are 5 years old or 55 years old, Harbourfront Canoe and Kayak Centre Come welcome everyone to learn new skills, make new friends and keep active!
Get ready to explore Toronto's protected Inner Harbour as well as the amazing lagoons of the Toronto Islands, all the while learning those new paddling skills, as well as water safety and environmental awareness.
Did we mention that voyageur games and leadership skills are also taught, plus lessons on the importance of the canoe in Canadian history!
Who knew kayaking and canoeing offered SO much!?
They are located at 283 Queens Quay West just south of the Rogers Center right on the edge of Lake Ontario.Get directions
It's worth taking some healthy snacks to keep that energy up!
Ensure that you dress for the weather that day. At minimum plan to bring sunglasses, sunscreen, a hat, a water bottle and snack, a change of clothes and something warmer for when you get off the water. They offer free garbage bags for you to store anything extra to bring with you in your kayak. For footwear, they suggest something you don’t mind getting wet.
Make sure you take bottled water
Give them a call about accessibility if you have questions!
You are welcome to bring your dog but we highly recommend you rent a canoe. Doggie life jacket are required which you can purchase at many local pet stores these days. Your dog must have previous experience in a canoe so they don’t tip you.