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Water Activities In Ontario

Love the water and like getting wet? You'll be in your element in Ontario. With thousands of lakes and rivers, limitless Water adventures await you.

Kayak the Rideau Canal

The Rideau Canal, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, forms a continuous waterway from Kingston to Ottawa, in Eastern Ontario. It's 125 miles long and offers some of the best paddling in Canada and you can kayak or canoe as little or a much of it as you like. There are many camp sites, B&Bs and lodges along the way, so a day trip can be turned into an exciting multi-day adventure. If it gets too hot, take a dip!

Useful Links: Rideau Canal Waterway & Ottawa Tourism

Embark on a Moose Safari by Canoe in Algonquin

There are over 950 miles of canoe routes in Algonquin Provincial Park - follow lakes, streams and portage trails through the vast interior of one of Canada's most famed canoeing spots. Paddle Algonquin in search of Moose. Wake up with the sun, canoe through the mist and enjoy magical mornings photographing the famed wildlife of Algonquin. Algonquin Outfitters and Voyageur Quest can ensure you are kitted out with absolutely everything you need - including a guide if you like!

Useful Links: Algonquin Outfitters & Voyageur Quest Canoe Trips

Dive for Ship Wrecks in Crystal Clear Waters in Fathom Five

Fathom Five National Marine Park offers some of the world's best fresh-water shipwreck diving. Canada's first national marine park consists of 20 islands to the north and east of the Bruce Peninsula. There is 130 square kilometres of surface water with an ecosystem reaching 200 metres below which are made up of green islands, lake bottoms and crystal clear water. It's renowned for its scenic beauty, dramatic escarpment topography, and remarkable collection of 21 historic shipwrecks. If diving isn't your speed, try a glass bottom boat tour from Tobermory – see the shipwrecks from above and stop for a hike on Flowerpot Island.

Useful Links: Blue Heron Co. Boats and Fathom Five National Marine Park.

Cast a Line through the Ice on Lake Simcoe

For the ultimate Ice Fishing experience, jump on the back of your snowmobile, hired equipment and guide in tow, and make your way to your base for the next few hours, or even days, depending on how brave you are! Lake Simcoe, located just 45 minutes from Toronto, is known as the 'Ice Fishing Capital of Canada'. Many brave Canadians make their way here in the winter months to fish for over 60 species through a small hole in the meter thick ice. Some huts are heated, others aren't! Wrap up, this is not for the faint hearted!

Useful Links: Go Fish Ontario