Our Community

F. U. N. !
‘F’ is for Friendship

With staff, guests, and the paddling & corporate communities.
‘U’ is for Understanding

Furthering our own local ecosystem knowledge & paddling skills.
‘N’ is for Nature

Having an appreciation for nature and a passion to bring urban folk closer to it.

In-season, we offer:

  • Kayak, Canoe & SUP Rentals
  • Weekly Kayak Social Paddles
  • Voyageur Canoe and Tandem Kayak Tours
  • Kayak, Canoe & SUP Instruction Courses
  • Team-Building Programs
  • Youth Canoe & Kayak Camps
  • Lakeside & Island Boat Storage

Off-season we offer:

  • Late-Season Weekend Paddling Groups
  • Early-Season Weekend Paddling Groups 
  • In-pool Rescue/Rolling Courses

Meet new friends: Social Paddles

Located in Toronto on the edge of Lake Ontario for over 30 years, the Harbourfront Canoe & Kayak Centre has become one of the most popular paddling centres for Kayaking, Canoeing, Big Voyageur Canoe Tours, and Stand Up Paddleboarding.With the scenic 13 Toronto Islands only a 20-minute paddle away, we are your source for relaxation, to learn new skills and to increase your health and well-being.

Our lakeside Office is open daily from Victoria Day Weekend to the end of September.We are located on Queens Quay West in Toronto, directly south of the Rogers Skydome and walking distance from Union Station, CN Tower, Toronto Convention Centre, Harbourfront Centre and great waterfront restaurants.

The Harbourfront Canoe & Kayak Centre is committed to providing safe, fun, creative, and educational activities within the restriction of Canoeing, Kayaking and Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP). We are not just striving to be the best paddling centre in Canada; we are striving to provide exceptional customer service; to insure the safety and well being of all and to provide an environment promoting teamwork and respect.

Our goal is to create a welcoming, friendly atmosphere to whomever comes our way; readily offering assistance and being knowledgeable about the area around us. Our Paddling Courses feature instruction from some of the most friendly, experienced and certified instructors that love what they do. We use Paddle Canada's certification system to offer you the opportunity to develop safe, fun skills that will benefit you for a lifetime.

Restaurants abound within a 5-10 min walk from our office including Tim Hortons, Swiss Chalet, Shoeless Joes, Subway, Spicy Thai, Indian Roti House, Harveys, Pizzaiolla, Gonoe Sushi, and the Amsterdam Brewhouse. Paddling out to the Toronto Islands we recommend the Island Cafe where you can enjoy fresh healthy food and wonderful smoothies.

DaveClareWebsite Clare & Dave Corrigan
Owners Dave & Clare are so happy to see the Harbourfront further develop each year with new equipment, more staff to assist you, and most importantly more guests joining the paddling community. Dave always has time to chat and loves guiding the weekly social paddles, but still burns the occasional burger at the BBQ that follows. Clare works behind the scenes from home taking care of the finances and most importantly raising 3 great kids.
Erik Ogaard - Instructor
Erik is Head of Our Paddling Instruction and is a kayak fitness guru for us all. Since the late 90's at Harbourfront, Erik has developed into one of the top Paddling Instructors across Canada. Erik teaches all our high-end kayak and SUP Certification Courses and loves to create new and interesting programs for Harbourfront each year. Not only does Erik love bringing out the best in paddlers, he also loves teaching paddlers on our Paddle Camp Weekend held up north each spring.