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Canoe & Kayak Rentals in Ontario

Canoe & Kayak Rentals in Ontario

Rent an ultralight canoe for easy portaging.

What you need to know and who can help

Here's the most complete listing of canoe, kayak, and standup paddleboard rental shops in Ontario. If you're looking to get on the water and experience the province’s finest paddling destinations, this is the place for you.



For many paddlers, renting a canoe or kayak at your destination makes more sense than owning your own craft and storing it throughout the year. The incredible diversity of waters to explore in Ontario calls for a variety of watercraft best suited to each location. Venturing into Algonquin Park? Hundreds of small lakes and portages favour those travelling by ultralight canoe. Headed onto the open waters of Georgian Bay? Wind and waves are best tackled in touring kayaks with watertight hatches.

Whether you rent or buy, you’ll need to learn and practice basic paddling safety skills like strokes and rescues before setting out. Visit Paddle Canada or American Canoe Association to find a course or certified instruction provider near you. Taking a course is also a great way to meet other paddlers in your area.

Canoe and kayak paddlers in Ontario will need to have a few pieces of mandatory safety equipment on board—always check with your outfitter that your rental includes these items, or bring your own:

  • a Canadian Coast Guard-approved personal floatation device (PFD) for each person
  • a whistle (all PFDs should come with one included); paddle(s)
  • 15 metres of buoyant throw line
  • a bailer or pump
  • a watertight flashlight (if your canoe or kayak is over six metres long, or if you’ll be paddling before sunrise or after sunset).

Rental rates for partial days average between $25 and $35 per boat for two to four hours. Expect to pay between $40 and $65 per canoe or kayak for a full day. Many outfitters offer reduced daily rates for weekend and weeklong rentals. Remember that rates will vary with the type of boat and geographic location.

Renting is a great way to explore Ontario’s waterways without having to deal with the storage and transportation hassles of boat or board ownership. If you've heard about some of the amazing paddling routes in the province but don't have a canoe or kayak at the moment or just want to try out something new and see how it suits you, there are plenty of friendly outfitters who can help:

NORTHWESTERN ONTARIO

Rossport Rentals

Superior Outfitters
(807) 824-3314
Dock St, Rossport, ON P0T 2R0
dtamblyn905@gmail.com

Thunder Bay Rentals

Wilderness Supply
(807) 684-9555
244 Pearl St, Thunder Bay, ON P7B 1E4

Sleeping Giant Provincial Park
(807) 977-2526
R.R. 1, Pass Lake, ON P0T 2M0

Wabakimi Rentals

Wabakimi Canoe Outfitters & Ecolodge
(807) 708-4080 / (807) 583-2626
Frontier Trail, Hwy 527, Armstrong, ON P0T 1A0
info@wabakimi.com

Atikokan (Quetico) Rentals

Quetico Provincial Park
(807) 597-2735
ON-11, Atikokan, ON P0T 1C0

Voyageur Wilderness Programme
(807) 597-2450
Voyageur Island, Nym Lake Rd, Atikokan, ON P0T 1C0

Canoe Canada Outfitters
(807) 597-6418 / 1-877-597-6418
300 O’Brien St, Atikokan, ON P0T 1C0
canoecanada@nwon.com

Kenora Rentals

Green Adventures
(807) 407-8683
806 River Dr, Kenora, ON P9N 1J8
info@greenadventures.ca

The Hardwear Company
(807) 468-1226
106 Main St S, Kenora, ON P9N 1S9
info@hardwearco.com

Red Lake (Woodland Caribou) Rentals

Goldseekers Canoe Outfitting
(807) 727-2353 / 1-800-591-9282
75 Forestry Rd, Red Lake, ON P0V 2M0
paddlin@goldseekers.net

Red Lake Outfitters
#7 Hwy 105, Red Lake, ON P0V 2M0
trips@redlakeoutfitters.com

ALGOMA COUNTRY

Wawa Rentals

Naturally Superior Adventures
(705) 856-2939 / 1-800-203-9092
10 Government Dock Rd, Wawa, ON P0S 1K0
info@naturallysuperior.com

Elliot Lake Rentals

Adventure North
(705) 261-0349
2 Westview Crescent, Elliot Lake, ON P5A 2B2

NORTHEASTERN ONTARIO

Manitoulin Rentals

Manitoulin Wind & Wave
(705) 210-0914
10221 ON-540, Kagawong, ON P0P 1J0

Island Home Outfitters and Adventure Sports
(705) 377-4433
6130 King St, Mindemoya, ON P0P 1S0
islandhomeoutfitters@outlook.com

Sudbury Rentals

Horizons Adventures
(705) 866-6069
28 Sleepy Hollow Rd, Whitefish, ON P0M 3E0
info@horizonsadventures.ca

Fox Lake Lodge & Spanish River Outfitters
(705) 919-2607
AE83 Fox Lake Road, Levack, ON P0M 2C0
info@spanishriveroutfitters.com

Agnew Lake Lodge
(705) 869-2239 / 1-877-299-6098
847 Agnew Lake Rd, Webbwood, ON P0P 2G0
questions@paddlethespanishriver.com

Laurentian University Outdoor Centre
(705) 675-1151 ext. 1023
935 Ramsey Lake Rd, Sudbury, ON P3E 2C6

Killarney Rentals

Killarney Outfitters
(705) 287-2828 / 1-888-222-3410
1076 ON-637, Killarney, ON P0M 2A0
paddle@killarneyoutfitters.com

Killarney Kanoes
(705) 287-2197 / 1-888-461-4446
1611 Bell Lake Rd, Killarney, ON
mike@killarneykanoes.com

Widgawa Lodge & Outfitters
(705) 285-4966 / 1-800-562-9992
1047 Widgawa Road, Whitefish Falls, ON P0P 2H0
info@widgawalodge.ca

French River Rentals

Hartley Bay Marina
(705) 857-2038
2870 Hartley Bay Rd, Alban, ON P0M 1A0
hartleybay@xplornet.com

Grundy Lake Supply Post
(705) 383-2251
20395 Highway 522, Britt, ON P0G 1A0

French River Adventures & The Lodge at Pine Cove
(705) 898-2500
1013 Hwy 528A, Noelville, ON P0M 2N0
info@frenchriveradventures.com

North Bay Rentals

Algonquin North Outfitters
(705) 744-3265 / 1-877-544-3544
16 ON-630, Mattawa, ON P0H 1V0
canoe@algonquinnorth.com

Voyageur Quest Outfitting
(647) 478-2959 / (416) 486-3605
Algonquin Park Access Point #1, Algonquin Park, ON P0A 1X0
info@voyageurquest.com

Algonquin Canoe Company
1-866-889-9788
Long Sault Island, ON-63, Thorne, ON P0H 2J0
info@algonquincanoe.com

Restoule Provincial Park
(705) 729-2010
8818 Highway 534, Restoule, ON P0H 2R0

Fun Rentals
(705) 471-4007
Memorial Dr, North Bay, ON P1B 4G6

Temagami Rentals

Temagami Outfitting Co.
(416) 835-0963
11 Lakeshore Dr, Temagami, ON P0H 2H0
info@temagamioutfitting.ca

Smoothwater Outfitters
(705) 868-6464
34 Smoothwater Rd, Temagami, ON P0H 2H0

Timmins Rentals

Timmins Adventure Tours
(705) 268-8069
567 Pavillion Dr, Timmins, ON P4N 8L1

ALGONQUIN PARK AND HIGHLANDS

Kearney Rentals

Algonquin Basecamp
(705) 783-2005 / 705-636-1616
15 Main St, Kearney, ON P0A 1M0
info@algonquinbasecamp.ca

Canoe Algonquin
(705) 636-5956
1914 Hwy 518, Kearney, ON
gocanoe@canoealgonquin.com

Swift Canoe & Kayak South River
(705) 386-0440
281 Hwy 124, South River, ON P0A 1X0
southriver@swiftcanoe.com

Northern Wilderness Outfitters
(705) 825-0466
South River, ON P0A 1X0

Huntsville Rentals

Algonquin Outfitters Huntsville
(705) 787-0262 / 1-800-469-4948
86 Main St E, Huntsville, ON P1H 2C7

Algonquin Outfitters Oxtongue Lake
1035 Algonquin Outfitters Rd, Dwight, ON P0A 1H0
(705) 635-2243 / 1-800-469-4948

Algonquin Bound Outfitters
(613) 637-5508 / 1-800-704-4537
5280 ON-60, Dwight, ON P0A 1H0
info@algonquinbound.com

The Portage Store
(705) 633-5622 / (705) 789-3645
Algonquin Park Access Point #5, Hwy 60 at KM14, Algonquin Park, ON P1H 2H4
info@portagestore.com

Muskoka Rentals

Swift Canoe & Kayak Georgian Bay
(705) 538-0881 / 1-800-661-1429
3048 Mayhew Road, Waubaushene, ON L0K 2C0
georgianbay@swiftcanoe.com

Liv Outside
(705) 646-0492 / 1-866-646-0492
271 Ecclestone Dr, Bracebridge, ON P1L 1G4

Algonquin Outfitters Bracebridge
(705) 645-9262 / 1-800-469-4948
60 Manitoba St, Bracebridge, ON P1L 1S1

The Detour Store
(705) 342-1611
401 Hwy 559, Nobel, ON P0G 1G0
thedetourstore@gmail.com

BRUCE PENINSULA, SOUTHERN GEORGIAN BAY AND LAKE SIMCOE

Tobermory Rentals

Thorncrest Outfitters
(519) 596-8908
7441 ON-6, Tobermory, ON N0H 2R0
tub@thorncrestoutfitters.com

G&S Watersports Kayak Rentals
(519) 596-2200
53 Bay St, Tobermory, ON N0H 2R0
gswater@amtelecom.net

Cedar Grove Cottages
(519) 596-2267
134 Cameron Lake Rd, Tobermory, ON N0H 2R0
info@cedargrovecottages.com

Collingwood Rentals

Georgian Triangle Outdoors
(705) 293-4420
9405 Beachwood Rd, Collingwood, ON L9Y 3Z1
info@gtoutdoors.ca

Blue Surf Paddle Boards and Kayaks
(705) 293-9322
209574 Highway 26, The Blue Mountains, ON L9Y 0T5
matt@bluesurf.ca

Free Spirit Tours
(705) 606-0867 / (519) 599-2268
236720 Grey County Rd 13, Heathcote, ON N0H 1N0
freespirittours@hotmail.com

Blu Wave SUP
1-866-404-3155 / (705) 352-9283
818 Mosley St, Wasaga Beach, ON L9Z 2H4
customerservice@bluwave.ca

Barrie Rentals

Sojourn Outdoors
(705) 739-9694
31 Commerce Park Dr, Barrie, ON L4N 8X1
sojourn@csolve.net

Freedom Canoe & Kayak
(705) 309-8815
9-112 Saunders Rd, Barrie, ON L4N 9A8
ontario@paddlefreedom.com

Happy Paddling
(705) 881-5533
81 Lakeshore Dr, Barrie, ON L4N 7R6

A Breath of Fresh Air Outdoor Sports
(705) 345-0814
140 Canice Sreet, Orillia, ON L3V 1Z6
couchrentals@gmail.com

EASTERN ONTARIO

Haliburton Rentals

Algonquin Outfitters Haliburton
(705) 457-3737 / 1-800-469-4948
218 Highland St, Haliburton, ON K0M 1S0

Algonquin Outfitters Minden
(705) 286-1492 / 1-800-469-4948
12667 ON-35, Minden, ON K0M 2K0

Township of Algonquin Highlands Trails Office
(705) 766-9033
20130 ON-35, Algonquin Highlands, ON K0M 1J2
info@algonquinhighlands.ca

Peterborough Rentals

Wild Rock Outfitters
(705) 745-9133
169 Charlotte St, Peterborough, ON K9J 2T7
wildrock@wildrock.net

Peterborough Pedal’n’Paddle
(705) 927-5915 / (705) 917-2797
130 King St, Peterborough, ON K9J 0A5

Kingston Rentals

Trailhead Kingston
(613) 546-4757
262 Princess St, Kingston, ON K7L 1B5
info@trailheadkingston.ca

Ahoy Rentals
(613) 549-4277
21 Ontario St, Kingston, ON K7L 2Y2
andrew@ahoyrentals.com

1000 Islands Kayaking Co
(613) 329-6265
110 Kate St, Gananoque, ON K7G 2M5
kayaking@1000ikc.com

GOLDEN HORSESHOE ONTARIO

Niagara Rentals

Niagara Kayak Rentals
(905) 328-1048
66-84 King St, Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON L0S 1J0
niagarakayakrentals@gmail.com

Welland Community Boathouse
(289) 673-1540
108 Thorold Rd, Welland, ON L3C 4K3
boatrental@welland.ca

Toronto Rentals

Harbourfront Canoe & Kayak Centre
(416) 203-2277 / 1-(800) 960-8886
283 Queens Quay W, Toronto, ON M5V 1A2
ask@paddletoronto.com

Toronto Adventures
(416) 536-2067
9 Old Mill Rd, Etobicoke, ON M8X 0A5
info@TorontoAdventures.ca

The Complete Paddler
(416) 255-6905 / 1-866-9-KAYAKS
919 Oxford St, Etobicoke, ON M8Z 5T3
info@completepaddler.ca

The Boat House
(416) 397-5166
Centre Island Dock, Toronto, ON M5V 2H1

Toronto Island SUP
(416) 899-1668
13 Algonquin Bridge Rd, Toronto, ON M5J 2E5
info@torontoislandsup.com

Lakeshore Boat Rentals
(416) 836-4724
955 Lake Shore Blvd W, Toronto, ON M6K 3B9

iPaddle Adventures
(416) 553-4067
Balmy Beach, Toronto, ON, M4L 1B8
ipaddleadventures@gmail.com

Paddle Pirates Toronto
(416) 518-8566
112 Hubbard Blvd, Toronto, ON M4L 1B8
info@paddlepiratestoronto.com

Toronto Beach Kayak
(416) 629-6040
Boardwalk, Toronto, ON M4L 1B8

Oceah Oceah
(647) 705-1975
1575 Lake Shore Blvd W, Toronto, ON M6K 3C1
jenifer@oceahoceah.com

Burlington Rentals

Burlington Beach Rentals
(289) 337-0808
1094 Lakeshore Rd, Burlington, ON L7S 1A7

Christie Lake Conservation Area
(905) 628-3066  / (905) 628-3060
1000 Highway 5 West, Dundas, ON, L9E 5E2
christie@conservationhamilton.ca

Hamilton Rentals

Beach Marine
(905) 545-4745 / 1-877-727-9053
1127 Beach Blvd, Hamilton, ON L8H 6Z9
real.108@hotmail.com

SOUTHWEST ONTARIO

Paris Rentals

Grand Experiences
(519) 442-3654 / 1-888-258-0441
115 Grand River St N, Paris, ON N3L 2M4

Grand River Rafting Company
(519) 442-2519
31 Mechanic St, Paris, ON N3L 1K1
info@grandriverrafting.ca  

Long Point Rentals

Cronmiller’s at the Bridge
(519) 586-7033
1002 George Ln, Port Rowan, ON N0E 1M0
info@atthebridge.ca

London Rentals

Fanshawe Conservation Area
(519) 951-6181
1424 Clarke Rd, London, ON N5V 5B9

Otter Valley Paddle Sports
(519) 688-7330
72 Vienna Rd, Tillsonburg, ON N4G 3C8
sales@otterpaddle.com

Otter Be Here
(226) 448-9179
54004 Calton Line, Aylmer, ON N5H 2R5

WinDsor Rentals

River Canard Canoe Co
(519) 734-8558
9350 Malden Rd, Windsor, ON N9J 2W6
info@rivercanardcanoe.ca

Urban Surf Co.
(519) 790-8017
55 E Pike Creek Rd, Windsor, ON N8N 3S1
urbansurfcompany@gmail.com

Pelee Wings Nature Store
(519) 326-5193 / 1-877-326-5193
636 Point Pelee Dr, Leamington, ON N8H 3V4
sales@peleewings.ca

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