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

Learn to paddle!

Learn the skills to paddle with confidence whenever the opportunity arises.

Harbourfront Weather and Alerts

Air Temp: °C
Water Temp: 7°C
Winds: See hourly link

Our website has now been updated with our 2021 program offerings for this season. Even though we are closed for the winter season we are 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 health, peace, and joy till we see each other again.

For those paddling their own boats during the off-season, be sure to paddle with someone in another boat for rescues, dress for immersion (drysuit …learn about cold-water shock), 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 June 1st 2021!

Our season will run Tues June 1 – Sun Oct 3 2021. 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, we ask … Continued

Isn’t Life Amazing? You have over 96,000 Km of blood vessels, enough to circle the globe twice A hummingbird flaps… [Read more]


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


The Harbourfront is changing! Harbourfront Canoe & Kayak Centre will continue to buy more equipment, pontoon boats (… [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.