Paddling is one of the most quintessential Canadian experiences, and Muskoka has paddling adventures a-plenty. A great tie into Canada’s 150th birthday, exploring Muskoka’s beautiful rivers and lakes from the confines of a canoe allows you to see Canada’s beauty in its most natural state. Celebrate Canada’s rich paddling history by taking to the waters to try one of these three truly exceptional paddling experiences.
These 3 great paddling adventures are a part of our Muskoka Signature Experience collection, a collection of Muskoka’s must-do experiences!
Paddle to Muskoka’s Most Spectacular & Hidden WaterfallLiv Outside is a hub for adventure in Muskoka. Located at the Confluence of the Muskoka Rivers in Bracebridge, Liv Outside offers on-site rentals, guided tours and equipment for cycling, paddleboarding, canoeing, kayaking, rock climbing and more. Their most popular adventure, a Muskoka River Waterfall Trip takes you to South Falls, the most spectacular waterfall in Muskoka. Marvel in the beauty of this hidden location and swim in the pools at the base of the falls. For the adventurous choose the Canoe & Rappelling tour and rappel the canyon walls from the 100 ft lookout.
Paddle to one of Ontario’s Most Majestic WaterfallsOne of the area’s most popular day trips! Enjoy an easy three to four hour lake and river paddle to scenic Ragged Falls and back. This self-guided trip departs right from the dock of Algonquin Outfitter’s Oxtongue Lake store. Canoe and kayak rentals available on-site, equipped with map, regulation safety kit and PFD. Bring a picnic lunch with you and enjoy the view of the area’s largest waterfall, named one of the ten best waterfalls in Ontario.
The Portage Store
Tom Thomson Guided Canoe Tour: Canoe Lake, Algonquin ParkThe Portage Store is commemorating Canada’s most famous artist with their Tom Thomson Guided Canoe Tour offered daily throughout the summer; 10am – 3:30pm (includes picnic lunch). Expert guides bring you on a tour of the lake in which Tom lived and died, visiting historic sites and teaching you about Tom’s life, art, and the mystery of his death 100 years ago. The Portage Store offers this exclusive tour, as well as all your Algonquin Park adventure needs including: complete outfitting, canoe rentals, guided tours, canoe delivery, gift shop and a licensed restaurant.
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