Located in Toronto on the edge of Lake Ontario for over 35 years, the Harbourfront Canoe & Kayak Centre is the most popular paddling centre in Toronto for kayaking, canoeing, big voyageur canoe tours, stand up paddleboarding, evening social paddles & BBQs.

People out on a social kayak paddle in Toronto at Harbourfront Canoe & Kayak Center
Photo credit: Wilbur Wong

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Harbourfront Weather and Alerts

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Water Temp: 9°C
Winds: See hourly link

Closed for the season, and looking forward to seeing you the beginning of June 2021. Thanks to everyone who came down to paddle, sharing and spreading the joy of our paddling community. We wish you all health, peace, and increased joy over the winter.

For those with their own boats please paddle with someone in another boat for rescues, dress for immersion (drysuit), don’t paddle after sunset, waterproof your cell phone, and watch your hourly weather forecasts, radar, & especially winds with great care at this time of year. Stay safe everyone.

See the Toronto Island hourly forecast.

Latest Harbourfront News

We are open for Paddling till Oct 3!

Our season will definitely run till the end of Saturday Oct 3rd this year. We are so grateful to be helping you enjoy the beauty and fresh air of Toronto’s Waterfront. Check out our Covid-19 Q&A safety protocols as well as frequently asked questions. For those coming down to rent boats or take a course, … Continued

What a great summer of paddling photos we captured this year. Thanks to all who took photos to spread the paddling joy, … [Read more]


Would you like to purchase a paddling course for your loved one? Our online gift voucher can provide the gift of develo… [Read more]


If you’re itching to get out on the water as bad as we are then watch the free online zoom clinics today that were… [Read more]


Rent a Kayak, Canoe or Stand Up Paddleboard

The beautiful 13 Toronto Islands are on our doorstep, with secluded beaches, bird sanctuaries and many waterways to paddle and explore.

Our Location

We are located at 283 Queens Quay West just south of the Rogers Center right on the edge of Lake Ontario.

Get driving directions.

Email us at ask@paddletoronto.com.

Call us at 416-203-2277.