Participants out on a Voyaguer canoe excursion in Toronto at Harbourfront Canoe & Kayak Centre

Photo Credit: Michael Connor


We love introducing youth to the wonders of paddling and the nature of the Toronto Islands. Harbourfront Centre offers week-long kids camps in July and August. For birthday party or youth group ideas, please scroll down for a unique experience.

Kids Camps

Through Harbourfront Centre we help run exciting, affordable day camps every week during July and August. Choose from Junior Canoe, Canoe, Outdoors Bound, Amazing Outdoors, Kayaking or Paddle Sports Camp. Click on each camp below for more details or to register!

Summer Kid Camps run from Monday to Friday 9:00am-3:00pm. Early/late pickups are available. Busing is available from about 40 routes throughout Toronto. Camp staff are on the buses and will supervise stops.

Junior Canoe Camp: Ages 6 to 8

This exciting camp provides loads of outdoor fun and activities for young campers. After being introduced to basic canoeing strokes and theory, campers will use 24-foot and 36-foot Voyageur canoes to explore Toronto’s inner harbour and the sheltered lagoons of our scenic Toronto Islands. This is where campers have the opportunity to practice their new skills and explore nature. Camp games, crafts, nature walks on our site and the islands are also part of the great overall experience for our young participants

Outdoors Bound Camp: Ages 9 to 11

This active, week-long camp focuses on various exciting outdoor skills, including tandem and voyageur canoeing, environmental awareness and water safety, tenting and fire-building, plus the essentials of packing smart and preparedness. Nature walks and ecology lessons will also help your camper explore and value the uniqueness of our Toronto Islands. 

Canoe Camp: Ages 9 to 15

Campers, grouped by age, learn the exciting sport of canoeing through instruction in paddling techniques and boat rescues. Campers will explore Toronto’s protected inner harbour and the amazing lagoons of the Toronto Islands while learning paddling skills, water safety, environmental awareness and weather prediction. Leadership games and other on-land activities are also programmed in the parks of our Toronto Islands.

Kayak Camp: Ages 10 to 15

Campers, grouped by age, learn the exciting sport of kayaking through expert instruction in paddling techniques, equipment function, boat rescues and water safety. This sleek, stable watercraft is a perfect vehicle for expeditions through Toronto’s inner harbour and our Toronto Islands. Campers also learn water safety, environmental awareness and weather prediction through various outdoor activities and group games.  .

Amazing Outdoors Camp: Ages 12 to 15

In this introduction to the great outdoors, campers will learn valuable skills in canoeing, water safety, campsite safety, packing smart, orienteering, navigation and tenting. This skill-filled week concludes with campers teaming up and using the skills learned in this camp on a supervised Amazing Race-style challenge on the Toronto Islands.

Paddle Sports Camp (Kayak, Canoe, Stand Up Paddleboard): Ages 12-15

Campers will be introduced to the different paddle disciplines of canoeing, kayaking and stand-up paddle boarding (SUP) in this exciting program. Campers will receive instruction in paddling techniques, equipment function and water safety. What a fun way to explore the waterways of Toronto’s inner harbour and our Toronto Islands!

Birthday Parties & Youth Groups

For a wonderful birthday party or youth group event to remember, consider hosting a Stand Up Paddleboard, Voyageur Canoe or Tandem Kayak Tour to the Islands. Send an email to discuss pricing, dates and your wishes.