The best canoe and kayak tours in Canada

Athabasca River, Alberta

With a history steeped in fur trading and logging, Canada’s lakes and rivers not only offer a unique perspective of our country’s history, but also of our landscape and wildlife.

This summer, interact with animals, spend time in the outdoors, and gain an understanding of First Nations and early European culture by canoeing, kayaking—or even paddleboarding—one of Canada’s many waterways.

We’ve handpicked the best canoe and kayak tours that you can take in Canada—whether you’re interested in just spending one day on the water, or your entire summer paddling along.