You don’t have to rough it to experience Ontario’s best canoeing, sea kayaking, whitewater, and standup paddleboarding. Across the province you’ll find cozy, well-appointed waterfront cottage rentals, wilderness lodges, and resorts that are perfect for paddling enthusiasts. Most include use of canoes, kayaks, and SUP boards. Enjoy delicious meals, saunas, entertainment, and more.
Here’s a list of some favourite cool, comfortably wild lodgings throughout Ontario.
Wabakimi Canoe Outfitters and Eco-Lodge, Armstrong
Located on the doorstep of massive Wabakimi Provincial Park, Wabakimi Canoe Outfitters and Eco-Lodge is the ideal place to start or finish a wilderness canoe trip. The bed and breakfast hints at the wonderful isolation of Northwest Ontario’s boreal forest—with the luxury of a hot tub, cozy fireplace and gourmet meals.
Miminiska Lake Lodge, Albany River
Wilderness North’s Miminiska Lake Lodge offers a unique take on wilderness paddling. This fly-in luxury lodge is located on the wild Albany River, deep in the backcountry of Northwest Ontario. Get a taste of some of Canada’s most remote boreal forest with the comforts of an all-inclusive waterfront lodge.