skip to Main Content
Generic selectors
Exact matches only
Search in title
Search in content
Search in posts
Search in pages
Generic selectors
Exact matches only
Search in title
Search in content
Search in posts
Search in pages

Canoeing the Caddy Lake Tunnels in Whiteshell Provincial Park

Until recently I'd never heard of the Caddy Lake Tunnels, let alone the fact that there is a 169 km (105 mile) round-trip canoe loop that starts on Caddy Lake in eastern Manitoba. For those of you short on time, the tunnels can be canoed as part of a day trip from Winnipeg. The tunnels are located in Whiteshell Provincial Park, near the Manitoba - Ontario border. They were blasted through solid granite rock when the railways were built, somewhere around the turn…

Highlights of a Kayaking Trip In Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve

I've wanted to do a kayaking trip in Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve for the better part of 20 years. I finally got my chance in the summer of 2014. The one week kayaking trip from Rose Harbour to Burnaby Narrows was a stand-out from start to finish. For starters, the weather was sunny and hot except for the boat ride down and an hour of rain on the last day. Considering this is where you find…

A Canoe Trip on the Churchill River in Saskatchewan

The Churchill River is a classic northern Canadian river to canoe. Starting in Churchill Lake, Saskatchewan, the river flows east for over 1,600 kilometres emptying into Hudson's Bay. It's unique in that all the water flowing in the river is Saskatchewan based, with not a drop of mountain water. The range of canoeing options is phenomenal so your best bet is to pick up a guide book on canoeing the Churchill River or even better, get…

Kayaking in Iceberg Alley, Twillingate, Newfoundland

If you think kayaking with icebergs sounds bucketlist worthy, then head to Iceberg Alley, a section of coastline that stretches from Labrador, south along the northeast coast of the island of Newfoundland. Iceberg Alley is one of the top places in the world for viewing icebergs. And Twillingate is one of the few towns in Newfoundland where iceberg viewing and kayaking come together. The peak viewing time in Twillingate is May but icebergs can linger…

A Kayaking Trip in Clayoquot Sound, BC

My first ever kayaking trip took place in Clayoquot Sound, on the remote west coast of Vancouver Island. That trip was the start of my love affair with the sport. Since then I, along with my husband, have done countless kayaking trips, primarily to spots off of Vancouver Island, though we've done some inland paddling as well. A kayaking trip in Clayoquot Sound is a memorable experience. It’s ruggedly beautiful with classic west coast mountain and ocean scenery…

A Paddling Trip in La Mauricie National Park, Quebec

Canada’s 23rd National Park - La Mauricie National Park protects a chunk of billion year old scenic Canadian Shield. It doesn't have the wow factor of some of the other national parks in Canada but it's accessible, family friendly and the lakes and Laurentian foothills are still very beautiful. A Canoe or Kayak Trip in La Mauricie National Park There are two main launch points for a paddling trip - Lac Wapizagonke and Lac Édouard. Both offer…

A Kayaking Trip on the Georgian Bay, Ontario

The magnificent Georgian Bay wilderness in Ontario is home to 30,000 windswept, granite islands, making it an amazing kayaking destination. Rugged beauty is the backdrop for the duration of any paddling trip. The Georgian Bay, sometimes called the “sixth Great Lake”, covers close to 15,000 square kilometers so it's about 80% of the size of Lake Ontario. As such, it's capable of generating its own weather, waves and currents. It’s famous for its winds that…

Kayaking with Whales in the St. Lawrence River

I have dreamed of kayaking with beluga whales in the St. Lawrence River for years. The St. Lawrence River is an incredible place to see a huge diversity of whales - with the beluga whale being just one of 10 whale species that inhabit these waters.   In the toothed whales category the ones you might see include: killer whales, sperm whales, the northern bottlenose whale, long-finned pilot whales, beluga whales, the white-beaked dolphin or…

A Canoe Trip on the Remote Thelon River in Canada’s Arctic

Affiliate links ahead, which means I receive a small percentage if you purchase anything through them at no extra cost to you. This helps me provide free content on this site.  A few years ago I did a canoe trip on the remote Thelon River in Canada's Arctic for 11 days. I got the proverbial bee in my bonnet about seeing this part of Canada that few ever do - perhaps only a few dozen…

A Trip to Hopewell Rocks in New Brunswick – On Foot & By Kayak

Every year about 175,000 people visit Hopewell Rocks in New Brunswick. It's one of the most popular attractions in the province appealing to people of all ages. The Hopewell Rocks - also known as The Flowerpots are located on the Bay of Fundy - home to the world's largest tides. Every day more than 100 billion tons of water reportedly flows in and out of the Bay of Fundy - as much as all the…

Pin It on Pinterest

Close search

Cart