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Where's the Best Place to go Sea Kayak Touring?

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Where's the Best Place to go Sea Kayak Touring?

Franklin Island, Georgian Bay

HINT: It's Not on a Sea

Sheltered bays. Windswept pines. Ancient rocks. It doesn't get any better than this. #PaddleON

Paddle in a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve

With over 30,000 islands, Georgian Bay has some of the best sea kayak touring in the world.  

Paddle through the rugged windswept beauty that inspired the famous landscape paintings by the Group of Seven. Explore a mosaic of open water, sheltered bays and coastal wetlands. Camp on smooth Canadian Shield and enjoy spectacular sunrises and sunsets.   

Sunrise at Georgian Bay campsite

In 2004, UNESCO designated 347,000 hectares along Georgian Bay’s eastern coast as a World Biosphere Reserve. The unique geography and geology of the area creates more than 1,000 distinct habitat types that support a variety of rare plant, mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibian species.


Do-it-yourself, get fully outfitted (boats, paddles, gear and food) or take a guided adventure where everything is taken care of.

If You Have 1 Day

Learn to kayak, upgrade your skills or get Paddle Canada certified at White Squall Paddling Centre or Ontario Sea Kayak Centre, both near Parry Sound.  

Learning to do a wet exit

If You Have 3 to 5+ Days  

Explore the stunning beauty of Georgian Bay on a 3 to 5 day guided wilderness paddling adventure. Transportation from Toronto can be included. 

Relax and rejuvenate with a kayak and yoga trip. Share great food and stories with your friends. Or take a women's only trip

Picnic lunch Georgian Bay kayakingEscape on a fully outfitted, self-guided trip to the Bustard Islands or enjoy a fully guided trip. These 600 isolated islands feature stunning landscapes. See amazing sunsets. Paddle from the Lower French River to the Bustards. 

Explore the North Channel on a guided sea kayaking expedition or let local experts help you plan your self-guided adventure to Phillip Edward Island.  

sunset paddle georgian bay





The eastern Georgian Bay area is easily accessed by car or bus. 

For regional travel information, visit Explorer’s Edge and Northeastern Ontario. Learn more about the Georgian Bay Biosphere Reserve.

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