Best Sea Kayaking in Ontario

This list represents the most popular sea kayaking in Ontario. Use this list to plan your next Ontario sea kayaking trip. Select a state and/or activity below to find even more top trails.

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#1. Toronto: Humber River


The Humber River paddle starts on the Toronto waterfront, offering good views of downtown, and then wanders north up the river. A quick look at a map of the area will show that the river is lined with…
From the guidebook "Guide to Sea Kayaking on Lakes Huron, Erie & Ontario"
Toronto, ON - Sea Kayaking - 8 miles Best Trail in on - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
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#2. Bruce Peninsula National Park: Tobermory to the Grotto


The Bruce Peninsula, a narrow finger of land about 50 miles long, separates Georgian Bay from the rest of Lake Huron. The Niagara Escarpment, a line of high dolomite cliffs, follows the eastern shore…
From the guidebook "Guide to Sea Kayaking on Lakes Huron, Erie & Ontario"
Tobermory, ON - Sea Kayaking - 19 miles Best Trail in on - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
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#3. Georgian Bay Islands National Park


This is another somewhat busier, but more sheltered Georgian Bay trip like The Massasauga. Also like the previous route, park land is mixed with private land, and there is a fair amount of boat traffi…
From the guidebook "Guide to Sea Kayaking on Lakes Huron, Erie & Ontario"
Honey Harbour, ON - Sea Kayaking - 16 miles Best Trail in on - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
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#4. Pelee Island


South of Point Pelee and north of Sandusky, Ohio, is Pelee Island. This 10,000-acre island is the largest island in Lake Erie, and the southernmost land area in Canada. This quiet rural community has…
From the guidebook "Guide to Sea Kayaking on Lakes Huron, Erie & Ontario"
Leamington, ON - Sea Kayaking - 24 miles
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#5. Toronto Islands


This archipelago is just 1 mile south of Toronto and makes a great day paddle destination, with opportunities for sidetrips to quiet little bays or paddling the Inner Harbour, which offers an excellen…
From the guidebook "Guide to Sea Kayaking on Lakes Huron, Erie & Ontario"
Toronto, ON - Sea Kayaking - 7 miles
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#6. Killarney to the French River


I think most paddlers would agree that the stretch of shoreline from Killarney Provincial Park to the historic French River is the best paddle in Georgian Bay and certainly one of the best in the Grea…
From the guidebook "Guide to Sea Kayaking on Lakes Huron, Erie & Ontario"
Killarney, ON - Sea Kayaking - 8 miles
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#7. Pinery Provincial Park


Pinery Provincial Park is known for its coastal dunes, which began forming about 6,000 years ago on the shores of what was then Lake Nipissing. As the water levels retreated, a dry sandy forest called…
From the guidebook "Guide to Sea Kayaking on Lakes Huron, Erie & Ontario"
Grand Bend, ON - Sea Kayaking - 9 miles
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#8. Point Pelee National Park


Point Pelee National Park contains one of the last large freshwater marshes on the Great Lakes. In all 8 square miles of park land protects a variety of habitat for wildlife, including open fields, fo…
From the guidebook "Guide to Sea Kayaking on Lakes Huron, Erie & Ontario"
Leamington, ON - Sea Kayaking - 5 miles
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#9. Long Point Provincial Park


Long Point is aptly named, a long, narrow point that extends for over 20 miles east into Lake Erie. The south side of the point consists of a typical Lake Erie sand beach shoreline, but on the north s…
From the guidebook "Guide to Sea Kayaking on Lakes Huron, Erie & Ontario"
Long Point, ON - Sea Kayaking - 9 miles
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#10. Fathom Five National Marine Park: Flowerpot Island & Cove Island


The Fathom Five National Marine Park protects over twenty historical shipwrecks and unique geological formations, including sea stacks and sea caves. It is located just offshore of the tip of the Bruc…
From the guidebook "Guide to Sea Kayaking on Lakes Huron, Erie & Ontario"
Tobermory, ON - Sea Kayaking - 11 miles
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#11. Slate Islands


The Slate Islands are an almost circular group about 6 miles offshore at Terrace Bay. There are currently no charter boats to take kayakers out to the islands, so there is no alternative to making the…
From the guidebook "Guide to Sea Kayaking on Lakes Superior & Michigan"
Terrace Bay, ON - Sea Kayaking - 30 miles
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#12. The Massasauga


The Massasauga, a recently created provincial park, is a mix of inland lakes and bayside islands that offers easy access and convenient camping for paddlers who want a shorter trip or a sheltered padd…
From the guidebook "Guide to Sea Kayaking on Lakes Huron, Erie & Ontario"
Pete's Place, ON - Sea Kayaking - 17 miles
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#13. Harsens Island


The Saint Clair River empties into Lake Saint Clair through a group of islands, marshes, and channels called the Saint Clair Flats. The sheltered waters of the Saint Clair Flats Wildlife Area are perf…
From the guidebook "Guide to Sea Kayaking on Lakes Huron, Erie & Ontario"
Algonac, ON - Sea Kayaking - 5 miles
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#14. Kingston to Cedar Island


This simple and short day paddle is especially fine in the morning or evening when the light hits the walls and towers of Fort Henry on the hill across the water from Cedar Island. The island, part of…
From the guidebook "Guide to Sea Kayaking on Lakes Huron, Erie & Ontario"
Kingston, ON - Sea Kayaking - 7 miles
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#15. Gananoque to the Admiralty Islands


The Admiralty Island group is located just off shore from Gananoque and makes a good choice for a leisurely paddle and picnic. Camping is also available on several of the islands for those who want an…
From the guidebook "Guide to Sea Kayaking on Lakes Huron, Erie & Ontario"
Gananoque, ON - Sea Kayaking - 7 miles
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#16. Sault Ste. Marie: St. Mary's River


All of the Great Lakes shipping that is upbound for Lake Superior or downbound from the lake must pass through the Sault Locks. This makes Sault Ste. Marie a great place for boat watching as the huge…
From the guidebook "Guide to Sea Kayaking on Lakes Superior & Michigan"
Sault Ste Marie, ON - Sea Kayaking - 9 miles
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#17. Lake Superior Provincial Park


This route contains many well-known and impressive land-marks, such as the cliffs at Old Woman Bay, the Devil’s Chair, and the Agawa Rock Pictographs. The shoreline is varied; sections of sheer cliffs…
From the guidebook "Guide to Sea Kayaking on Lakes Superior & Michigan"
Wawa, ON - Sea Kayaking - 12 miles
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#18. Ivy Lea to the Lake Fleet & Navy Islands


The trip to the Navy Islands is slightly longer than the Admiralty Islands tour, but the reward is a little less hustle and bustle because the islands visited are a little farther out, less inhabited,…
From the guidebook "Guide to Sea Kayaking on Lakes Huron, Erie & Ontario"
Ivy Lea, ON - Sea Kayaking - 12 miles
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#19. Thunder Bay to Pie Island


The Thunder Bay area scenery evokes awe in visitors. It is easy to see why the Ojibwa believed that Mount McKay as the home of the Thunderbirds. When clouds enshroud the thousand-foot-high peak and th…
From the guidebook "Guide to Sea Kayaking on Lakes Superior & Michigan"
Thunder Bay, ON - Sea Kayaking - 38 miles
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#20. Presqu'ile Provincial Park


This area is another section of limestone shoreline like that seen on the Bruce Peninsula and elsewhere around the Great Lakes. The park is located on a tombolo (an island that has become linked to th…
From the guidebook "Guide to Sea Kayaking on Lakes Huron, Erie & Ontario"
Brighton, ON - Sea Kayaking - 5 miles
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